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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ok-tuh-pod]
    • /ˈɒk təˌpɒd/
    • /ˈɒktəpˌɒd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ok-tuh-pod]
    • /ˈɒk təˌpɒd/

Definitions of octopod word

  • noun octopod any eight-armed cephalopod mollusk of the order or suborder Octopoda, including the octopuses and paper nautiluses. 1
  • noun octopod A cephalopod mollusk of the order Octopoda; an octopus. 1
  • noun octopod any cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda, including octopuses and the paper nautilus, having eight tentacles, and lacking an internal shell 0
  • adjective octopod of, relating to, or belonging to the Octopoda 0
  • noun octopod any animal with eight limbs; specif., any of an order (Octopoda) of cephalopod mollusks, including the octopus and the paper nautilus 0

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Origin of octopod

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
1820-30; < New Latin Octopoda name of the order < Greek oktṓpoda neuter plural of oktṓpous eight-footed. See octo-, -pod

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octopod popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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