blue-ringed octopus

noun

a highly venomous octopus, Octopus maculosus, of E Australia which exhibits blue bands on its tentacles when disturbed

Nearby words

  1. blue-on-blue,
  2. blue-pencil,
  3. blue-red,
  4. blue-ribbon,
  5. blue-ribbon jury,
  6. blue-rinse,
  7. blue-singlet,
  8. blue-sky,
  9. blue-sky law,
  10. blue-sky thinking

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