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



(also millepede) noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪpiːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪpiːd//
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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 Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin millepeda ‘woodlouse’, from mille ‘thousand’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: millipede