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Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Cuttlefish

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Etymology: The origin of the word cuttlefish can be found in the old English term cudele, itself derived in the 1400s from the Norwegian koddi (testicle) and the Middle German kudel (pouch), a literal description of the cephalopod’s shape. The Greco-Roman world valued the cephalopod as a source of the unique brown pigment released from its siphon when alarmed. Hence, the word for it in Greek and Latin is sepia (later seppia in Italian). [via Wikipedia] photo taken at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon.

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