seepia

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

seepia

  1. cuttlefish, inkfish (marine mollusk of the order Sepiida)
  2. sepia (slightly reddish, dark brown pigment made from the secretions, the "ink", of the cuttlefish or a synthetic pigment of the same colour)
  3. sepia (colour of that pigment)

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Usage notes[edit]

"Inkfish" usually denotes "cuttlefish" in English, whereas it's Finnish calque mustekala refers to any animal in the subclass Coleoidea, within which the Sepiida are an order. These terms are thus false friends.

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