from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various cephalopod mollusks of the order Octopoda, such as an octopus, having eight tentacles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any animal with eight feet or foot-like parts.
- n. Any cephalopod mollusks of the order Octopoda.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Octocerata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Mollusca, eight-footed or eight-armed, as an octopus; pertaining to the Octopoda, or having their characters; octocerous.
- n. An octopus, or octopod cephalopod; any member of the Octopoda.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
From New Latin Octōpoda, order name, from Greek oktōpoda, neuter pl. of oktōpous, octopus; see octopus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)