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oc·to·pus

 (ŏk′tə-pəs)
n. pl. oc·to·pus·es or oc·to·pi (-pī′)
1. Any of various carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks chiefly of the family Octopodidae, having a soft body, eight arms with suckers, a large distinct head, and a mouth with a strong beak.
2. Something, such as a multinational corporation, that has many powerful, centrally controlled branches.

[New Latin Octōpūs, genus name, from Greek oktōpous, eight-footed : oktō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots + pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

octopus

(ˈɒktəpəs)
n, pl -puses
1. (Animals) any cephalopod mollusc of the genera Octopus, Eledone, etc, having a soft oval body with eight long suckered tentacles and occurring at the sea bottom: order Octopoda (octopods)
2. a powerful influential organization with far-reaching effects, esp harmful ones
3. (Automotive Engineering) another name for spider8
[C18: via New Latin from Greek oktōpous having eight feet]

oc•to•pus

(ˈɒk tə pəs)

n., pl. -pus•es, -pi (-ˌpaɪ)
1. any octopod of the genus Octopus, having a soft, oval body and eight sucker-bearing arms, living mostly at the bottom of the sea.
2. something likened to an octopus, as an organization that exercises far-reaching control.
[1750–60; < New Latin < Greek oktṓpous (pl. oktṓpodes) eight-footed]

oc·to·pus

(ŏk′tə-pəs)
Plural octopuses or octopi (ŏk′tə-pī)
Any of numerous sea mollusks having a soft rounded body and eight tentacles, each having two rows of suckers used for grasping and holding. Octopuses have large and highly developed eyes and a sharp beak-like mouth. They are considered to be the most intelligent invertebrate animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.octopus - tentacles of octopus prepared as foodoctopus - tentacles of octopus prepared as food
devilfish, octopus - bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
2.octopus - bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
octopod - a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
genus Octopus - type genus of the family Octopodidae
octopus - tentacles of octopus prepared as food
Translations
أُخْطُبوطأخْطَبُوطٌ
октопод
chobotnice
blæksprutte
polpo
mustekala
hobotnica
polip
kolkrabbi
タコ
문어
octopus
aštuonkojis
astoņkājis
chobotnica
hobotnica
bläckfisk
ปลาหมึกยักษ์
bạch tuộccon bạch tuộc

octopus

[ˈɒktəpəs] N (octopuses (pl)) → pulpo m

octopus

[ˈɒktəpəs] [octopuses] (pl) npoulpe m

octopus

nTintenfisch m, → Krake f

octopus

[ˈɒktəpəs] n (gen) → polpo; (larger) → piovra

octopus

(ˈoktəpəs) noun
a type of sea-creature with eight tentacles.

octopus

أخْطَبُوطٌ chobotnice blæksprutte Tintenfisch χταπόδι pulpo mustekala pieuvre hobotnica polipo タコ 문어 octopus blekksprut ośmiornica polvo осьминог bläckfisk ปลาหมึกยักษ์ ahtapot con bạch tuộc 章鱼
References in classic literature ?
"Well," said Conseil, with the most serious air in the world, "I remember perfectly to have seen a large vessel drawn under the waves by an octopus's arm."
Not only is it supposed that these poulps can draw down vessels, but a certain Olaus Magnus speaks of an octopus a mile long that is more like an island than an animal.
Once a leash of thin black whips, like the arms of an octopus, flashed across the sunset and was immediately with- drawn, and afterwards a thin rod rose up, joint by joint, bearing at its apex a circular disk that spun with a wobbling motion.
Tommy Hinds had set out upon the trail of the Octopus as soon as the war was over.
I was much interested, on several occasions, by watching the habits of an Octopus, or cuttle-fish.
Octopus will pay PS10m for Seccl, which helps businesses build investment platforms using flexible software designed to reduce the cost and administrative burden of the platforms.
The fisherman was out as part of the derby and had just caught a small octopus before Bisceglia met up with the group.
The new research supported previous findings that octopus' suckers can initiate action in response to the information they acquire from their environment, coordinating with neighboring suckers along the arm.
A new model being presented in Bellevue, Washington State, is the first attempt at a comprehensive representation of information flow between the octopus's suckers, arms and brain, based on previous research in octopus neuroscience and behavior, and new video observations conducted in the lab.
Because they don't have an outer shell or bone structure, octopus fossils are very rare.
A girl attempted to eat an octopus while it's still alive during a social media livestream, but it latched onto her face
The video begins with the woman blogger trying to eat an octopus alive and can be heard giggling and saying in the video 'look how hard it's sucking', as she tried to remove a tentacle from her upper lip.