Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various carnivorous marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, having a large head, a mouth with a chitinous beak surrounded by arms or tentacles, and in most species, an ink sac containing a dark fluid used for defense, and including the octopuses, squids, cuttlefishes, and nautiluses.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or resembling the Cephalopoda. Also cephalopodan, cephalopodous.
  • noun A member of the class Cephalopoda. Also cephalopodan, cephalopode.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the Cephalopoda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any mollusc, of the class Cephalopoda, which includes squid, cuttlefish, octopus, nautiloids etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating or belonging to the class Cephalopoda
  • noun marine mollusk characterized by well-developed head and eyes and sucker-bearing tentacles

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Cephalopoda, class name : cephalo– + -poda, -pod.]

Examples

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  • I love that this word means "foothead."

    October 21, 2007

  • "Headfoot," no?

    October 22, 2007

  • Shut up!!

    I mean... yeah, I guess.

    *sulks*

    October 23, 2007

  • Don't sulk. "Foothead" just sounds so much better. In fact, it's one of my favorite epithets. :-)

    October 23, 2007

  • Don't worry about it CB, if it's any consolation, this can't have further lowered our opinion of you.

    October 23, 2007

  • seanahan,

    You're a foothead.

    Love,

    chained_bear

    October 23, 2007

  • Ooooooh, chained_bear looooooves me.

    October 23, 2007

  • seanahan,

    You're still a foothead.

    chained_bear

    October 23, 2007

  • seanahan,

    Better a foothead than a butthead.

    Insincerely,

    uselessness

    October 23, 2007

  • Would that be analopod?

    October 24, 2007