- an octopus of a corporation which lends, buys, produces, and sells
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The terrible outside shooting meant that when James drove, he was faced with enough defenders' arms to equip an octopus.
In 1952, two Detroit brothers brought an octopus to the Red Wings first playoff game and threw it on the ice.
These experts say that the legal function of the RFI, the center or head of this financial octopus, is obvious: by virtue of its being a nonprofit church, RFI does not have to pay taxes on its considerable income.
There will be octopus with shawarma spice, my grandmother’s lamb kebabs over charcoal.
Her team recorded nerve signals from three cephalopod species: a cuttlefish and two species of octopus.
The octopus was impossibly tender and beautifully charred at the edges and the accompanying puttanesca is infused with that addictive anchovy note that makes this particular sauce oh-so-appealing.
Then share an antipasti, like an Italian wedge with speck or grilled octopus with potato and olives.
Take the pulpo al pastor, octopus marinated in spices found in pork al pastor, paired with a chile morita salsa, jicama pineapple salad and avocado salsa verde.
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Origin and Etymology of octopus
First Known Use: 1759See Words from the same year
OCTOPUS Defined for English Language Learners
: a sea animal that has a soft body and eight long arms
: the flesh of an octopus used as food
OCTOPUS Defined for Kids
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