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


From New Latin Cephalopoda, class name : cephalo- + -poda, -pod.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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