from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Same as octocerata.
- n.pl. Same as arachnida.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A suborder or superfamily of dibranchiate Cephalopoda, containing those cephalopods which have eight feet, arms, or rays; the Octocerata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. octopuses and paper nautilus
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Octopus Octopuses Octopi Octopod Octopoda – Say it three times, fast.
The taxonomist notices the fact and distinguishes the two groups of Octopoda and Decapoda.
The term octopod (plural octopods or octopodes) is taken from the taxonomic order Octopoda but has no classical equivalent.