Definition of 'octopus'


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1. An organization that has many powerful branches controlled from the centre.

2. uncountable The flesh of these marine molluscs eaten as food.

3. Any of several marine molluscs/mollusks, of the family Octopodidae, having no internal or external protective shell or bone (unlike the nautilus, squid or cuttlefish) and eight arms each covered with suckers.

4. Any of various carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks chiefly of the family Octopodidae, having a soft body, eight arms with suckers, a large distinct head, and a mouth with a strong beak.

5. Something, such as a multinational corporation, that has many powerful, centrally controlled branches.

6. (Zoöl.) Any member of the genus Octopus.

7. (Zoöl.) A genus of eight-armed cephalopods, including numerous species, some of them of large size. See devilfish.

8. Something resembling an octopus in having numerous controlling arms or branches that reach widely and influence many activities; -- used mostly of organizations, such as diversified corporations.

9. bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles

10. tentacles of octopus prepared as food

11. The typical genus of Octopodidæ and Octopoda.

12. Hence Figuratively, any centralized organization which has many branches and secret connections, and thereby maintains an oppressive hold upon the public.

13. [lowercase; pl. octopi (-pī).] A species or an individual of the genus Octopus; an octopod; a poulpe; a devilfish. See also cut under cuttlefish.


1. Chalk another one up to the psychic octopus.

2. Fatboy Slim burst from the top of a giant octopus.

3. We would catch octopus and grill them - delicious.

4. Dinner on the terrace overlooking the sea might include steamed shrimps with tomato and basil gnocchi or grilled octopus with white bean purée.

5. He likes his risotto with all the bits ( squid and octopus).

6. Black risotto This is a Croatian speciality made with octopus or squid and its ink.

7. Why not a psychic octopus with a special feel for the Beautiful Game?

8. We always make lots of salads, sometimes with squid or octopus, and anything left over from the day before.

9. There are nuclear families who spend a lot of time with the giant plastic octopus in the pool (one of four) at the top of the ship.

10. [47] The cuttlefish, or octopus (_Sepia octopus_).

11. But the lifespan of the common octopus is only 3 years and tickets to Germany are out of my price range at the present time

12. By this time it was clear that I was not about to set the world of biology aflame -- not many people were interested in octopus behavior -- and so after the university grudgingly gave me

13. "Oooh, look, the octopus is going into the house!"

14. I used to have this cute little stuffed octopus from the Monterey Aquarium that frightened the bejeezus out of 3/4 of the cats that met it, and was extremely, extremely alluring to the fourth cat.

15. But the lifespan of the common octopus is only 3 years

16. Oh, and Sonya gifted me with an enormous plush octopus from the MCZ gift shop, which I have christened Nemo.

17. ‘He compares the octopus to the other cephalopods - cuttlefish, crayfish, and the like.’

18. ‘The harbor seal's diet consists of fish, cephalopods, such as octopus and squid, and crustaceans.’

19. ‘Cephalopods, the octopus, the squid and cuttlefish are the main groups, I think.’

20. ‘Cephalopods, which includes octopuses and squid, have seriously weird brains.’

21. ‘Abalone belongs to the phylum Mollusca, a group which includes clams, scallops, sea slugs, octopuses, and squid.’

22. ‘Giant cephalopods such as squid and octopuses are also a great source of sea-monster folklore.’

23. ‘With more than a 250 species, octopuses are members of an ancient group of animals called cephalopods.’

24. ‘They eat a wide range of prey, often octopus and small molluscs.’

25. ‘A nautilus does not have suckers on its tentacles like an octopus does.’

26. ‘The olives were too strong, and the octopus too hesitant.’

27. ‘Otters also are known to eat crabs, octopus, squid, sea stars, and fish.’

28. ‘The circulatory systems of other vertebrates, as well as those of squids and octopuses, employ similar rubbery materials.’

29. ‘The major group of mesozoans, the Dicyemida, live as microscopic parasites in the renal organs of squid and octopuses.’

30. ‘This fish is vital to the reef ecosystem as a predator of smaller fish, lobster, crab, octopus, and shrimp.’

31. ‘Indeed, octopuses are frequently observed to exert force on objects with their arms aligned parallel to the line of force.’

32. ‘Local fishermen reported the appearance of large numbers of octopuses.’

33. ‘In addition, the octopus can inject a powerful neurotoxin that is stored in the salivary glands to disable or kill its prey.’

34. ‘The most obvious example is the mantle, a spherical bag of hydrostat in an octopus and a cylinder closed at one end in a squid.’

35. ‘The task of retrieving the prey proved too simple for the octopus, so it was given a jar of fish with a screw-cap lid.’

36. ‘What are the implications of the physical properties of water for suction attachment in octopus suckers?’

37. they went scuba diving and saw an octopus

Other users have misspelling octopus as:

1. octupos 15.28%

2. octpus 4.17%

3. octupus 4.17%

4. octcopus 2.78%

5. octopuse 2.78%

6. kktapos 2.78%

7. octopods 2.78%

8. Other 65.26%

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