Definition of millipede noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

millipede

 noun
(also millepede)noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪpiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪpiːd//
 
Invertebrates
 
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a small creature like an insect, with a long thin body divided into many sections, each with two pairs of legs See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Latin millepeda ‘woodlouse’, from mille ‘thousand’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.
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