octopod

octopod

[ok-tuh-pod]
noun
any eight-armed cephalopod mollusk of the order or suborder Octopoda, including the octopuses and paper nautiluses.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Octopoda name of the order < Greek oktṓpoda neuter plural of oktṓpous eight-footed. See octo-, -pod

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octopod (ˈɒktəˌpɒd)
 
n
1.  any cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda, including octopuses and the paper nautilus, having eight tentacles, and lacking an internal shell
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Octopoda

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