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



BrE BrE//ˈɒktəpəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːktəpʊs//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. octopuses) Invertebrates
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a sea creature with a soft round body and eight long arms, that is sometimes used for food See related entries: Invertebrates Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Greek oktōpous, oktōpod-, from oktō ‘eight’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.
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