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

 

centipede

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsentɪpiːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsentɪpiːd//
 
Invertebrates
 
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a small creature like an insect, with a long thin body and many legs See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French centipède or Latin centipeda, from centum ‘a hundred’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: centipede