noun, plural oc·to·pus·es, oc·to·pi [ok-tuh-pahy] /ˈɒk təˌpaɪ/.
Origin of octopus
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Historical Examples of octopi
When the climate got him, he was not loath to join in my hunt for octopi.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
The choice between the octopi and retreat stared him in the face.
And not only octopi—but octopi sheathed in metal-scaled armor!
These were octopi, most hideous scavengers of the ocean floor!
He had brought the NX-1 directly in line with the octopi ship.
noun plural -puses
Word Origin for octopus
1758, genus name of a type of eight-armed cephalopod mollusks, from Greek oktopous, literally "eight-footed," from okto "eight" (see eight) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)). Proper plural is octopodes, though octopuses probably works better in English. Octopi is from mistaken assumption that -us in this word is the Latin noun ending that takes -i in plural.