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octopod

[ ok-tuh-pod ]
/ ˈɒk təˌpɒd /
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noun

any eight-armed cephalopod mollusk of the order or suborder Octopoda, including the octopuses and paper nautiluses.

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Origin of octopod

1820–30; <New Latin Octopoda name of the order <Greek oktṓpoda neuter plural of oktṓpous eight-footed. See octo-, -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for octopod

octopod
/ (ˈɒktəˌpɒd) /

noun

any cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda, including octopuses and the paper nautilus, having eight tentacles, and lacking an internal shell

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Octopoda
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