devilfish

noun

dev·​il·​fish ˈde-vᵊl-ˌfish How to pronounce devilfish (audio)
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: octopus
broadly : any large cephalopod

Example Sentences

they saw a devilfish when they went scuba diving in the Caribbean, but it swam away quickly

Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of devilfish was in 1709

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Cite this Entry

“Devilfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devilfish. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

devilfish

noun
dev·​il·​fish ˈdev-əl-ˌfish How to pronounce devilfish (audio)
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