- n. Plural form of octopus.
“Of the three words commonly cited as a plural for octopus, octopuses is the preferred term.”
“Mather calls octopuses "specializing generalists" when it comes to diet, meaning that they can eat a lot of different things, but each individual tends to pick a very distinct diet of personal favorites.”
“Here's how to make hot dogs into octopi aka octopuses aka octopodes.”
“And new work suggests that some invertebrates with wildly different brain structures, such as octopuses, have elaborate nervous systems and show high intelligence.”
“Any feeling about the use/misuse of octopuses and other marine monsters in the pulps?”
“Mr. Spock's mother was human, yet somehow his father from an entirely different planet was able to fertilize her -- something less likely than you or I being able to mate with our close evolutionary cousins such as the octopuses and squids.”
“Because octopuses have no bones, they are able to fit in extremely small spaces, like in this 'plexiglass wonderland' created by Nat Geo.”
“But amidst the familiar ephemera – eight female octopuses are competing X-Factor-style to take over Paul's eight-legged mantle, and instead of the Jabulani we have the Speedcell, a ball that somehow manages to "emphasise the need for togetherness and unity of purpose" – there is a significant difference: This time there is an England team with a fighting chance of glory.”
“That sounds depressing until you realize it's about 25% longer than octopuses usually live.”
“So now I'm by the fish and there are some elegant yet tragic baby octopuses, fresh from Santorini, glistening with Greek salt shine, even.”
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