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|part of speech:
||a sea animal with a soft, rounded body and eight long tentacles. Octopuses are carnivores that eat crabs, lobsters, and other small sea animals. They are mollusks and are closely related to squids.
comes from oktopous
, an ancient Greek word that means "having eight feet"
The word octopus
contains the following part:
oct, octo, octa
that means eight