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

  • n. A plural of octopus.

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  • n. Plural form of octopus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of octopus, 2.


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  • (Yes, "octopi" is in many dictonaries under "usage" heading, but octupuses is most correct, dang it!

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  • Here's how to make hot dogs into octopi aka octopuses aka octopodes. - Articles related to Sea secrets - over 5,000 new marine species found

  • We share this planet with other intelligent life forms, cetacians and cephalopods, such as octopi — which are invertebrates and some have basketball sized brains, but they lack some faculties required (social behavior, or hands or …) to be a cosmological observer.

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  • What is incorrect, however, is using "octopi" and looking down your nose at those who use "octopuses."

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  • She says their shoot is going to be easy today -- no "octopi" (fancy word!), no freezing water, and no fire.

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  • This morning, I shopped for a keyboard stand for my new iPal, learned how to use Pages, and e-mailed an animated love story involving octopi to my dad, all while my eyelids were still at half-mast.

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  • In “Starspawn of Volturnus,” you have to play a kind of Buzkashi (mounted ball-carrying game) to get the Ul-Mor, a primitive race of land-lubbing octopi, to help you against the Sathar menace.

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  • A Beach Boys Buddy Holly Electric Light Orchestra symphony serenades your bravado with the blissed out chutzpah it requires to rise above the jellyfish and octopi unfazed.

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  • Which nicely explains why Spider-Man is always fighting guys (and gals) who have animalistic powers ala Dr. Octopus (note to Mr. Straczynski and/or editors at SPIDER-MAN, while “octopi” is correct “octopuses” is the preferred plural), Rhino, Kraven Hunter, Vulture, Lizard Man, Black Cat ... etc.

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  • I spent the night partying away in Naughty-cal style with friends and I loved some of the costume ideas from the night. 276 knots and octopi and the ancient mariner made debut appearances.

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    March 10, 2019

  • octopuses . 

    some will consider this word 'wrong' because it's a greek word with a latin plural ending added.  On the other hand, some people will insist this is the 'right' way to spell the plural of octopus.

    September 20, 2017