cuttlebone

(redirected from Cuttle-bone)

cut·tle·bone

 (kŭt′l-bōn′)
n.
The calcareous internal shell of a cuttlefish, used as a dietary supplement for cage birds or as a mold for metal casting.

[Middle English cotilbone : codel, cotil, cuttlefish; see cuttlefish + bone, bone; see bone.]

cuttlebone

(ˈkʌtəlˌbəʊn)
n
(Zoology) the internal calcareous shell of the cuttlefish, used as a mineral supplement to the diet of cage-birds and as a polishing agent

cut•tle•bone

(ˈkʌt lˌboʊn)

n.
the calcareous internal shell of cuttlefishes, used to make a polishing powder and as a food and beak conditioner for pet birds.
[1805–15]
Translations

cuttlebone

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cuttlebone

[ˈkʌtlˌbəʊn] nosso di seppia
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Hierophant": It was the oldest, coldest place in England: / his face emerged as from a dark pool / that night, the indifferent calm eyes deep, / a reticence in the bridge of the nose, hands / white as cuttle-bones.
though they are mostly not quartz but calcium, the cuttle-bones of giant squid, tentacles, beaks and ink drawn off into the soil, river