Origin: ModL, name of a genus of cuttlefishes < L, the cuttlefish < Gr sēpia < sēpein, to cause to rot (from the inky fluid emitted), akin to sapros, rotten
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Origin: Middle English, cuttlefish
Origin: , from Latin sēpia, cuttlefish, ink
Origin: , from Greek sēpiā, cuttlefish
Origin: ; perhaps akin to sēpein, to make rotten.
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