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octopus

oc·to·pus

octopus

 
pronunciation:
ak t ps
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part of speech: noun
inflections: octopi, octopuses
definition 1: any of several related carnivorous sea animals with a soft, rounded body and eight long tentacles with two rows of suckers on each.
definition 2: something resembling this animal in having many branches or arms or in exercising strong and far-reaching influence.
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Octopus comes from oktopous, an ancient Greek word that means "having eight feet"
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  invertebrate, mollusk
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