noun oc·to·pod \ˈäk-tə-ˌpäd\

Definition of octopod

  1. :  any of an order (Octopoda) of cephalopod mollusks (as an octopus or argonaut) that have eight arms bearing sessile suckers



Origin and Etymology of octopod

ultimately from Greek oktōpod-, oktōpous scorpion, from oktō- octa- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot

First Known Use: 1817

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