Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of seven offspring delivered at a single birth.
  • n. A group or combination of seven associated by common properties or behavior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of a group of seven babies born at the same birth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as septimole. Compare triplet, decimole, etc.

Etymologies

From septuple (modeled on triplet).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The story - about septuplet sisters conceived via genetic manipulation - could have been told in a thousand terrible ways, but she's managing to make it sing.

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  • In December 1997, Newsweek drastically altered a portrait featuring septuplet parents Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey.

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  • And the next time a septuplet happens, the local news stations all around the country shouldn ` t be doing these mindless, fantastic, glowing profiles that encourage people like this and then, lead us in the situation that we are in now.

    CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2009

  • Come to think of it, the Greeks, the Aboriginals, and the Plains Indians all lived continents apart and all, independently, looked at the same septuplet knot of the Pleiades and believed them to be seven young girls running away from something that threatened to hurt them.

    My Sister’s Keeper

  • Indisputably the best of the septuplet of Roberts, Holding, Garner, himself, Walsh, Bishop and Ambrose for mine.

    Cricket Web - Latest News

  • Most of my items are in pairs, but there are a few triplets and one sextuplet -- or septuplet, if I am granted a Scottish pronunciation given in the OED.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 2

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