Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various marine mollusks of the class Cephalopoda, such as the octopus, squid, cuttlefish, or nautilus, having a large head, large eyes, prehensile tentacles, and, in most species, an ink sac containing a dark fluid used for protection or defense.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the class Cephalopoda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Cephalopoda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. relating or belonging to the class Cephalopoda
  • n. 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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  • Posting this here as well as on cuttlefish. Because cephalopods rock.

    December 23, 2008

  • No, sionnach teaches us it's cephalopygian.

    April 4, 2008

  • Would that be analopod?

    October 24, 2007

  • seanahan,

    Better a foothead than a butthead.

    Insincerely,

    uselessness

    October 23, 2007

  • seanahan,

    You're still a foothead.

    chained_bear

    October 23, 2007

  • Ooooooh, chained_bear looooooves me.

    October 23, 2007

  • seanahan,

    You're a foothead.

    Love,

    chained_bear

    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

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

    October 23, 2007

  • Shut up!!

    I mean... yeah, I guess.

    *sulks*

    October 23, 2007

  • "Headfoot," no?

    October 22, 2007

  • I love that this word means "foothead."

    October 21, 2007