Definition of Octopodes

1. Noun. (rare) (irregular plural of octopus) ¹



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Definition of Octopodes

1. octopus [n] - See also: octopus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octopodes

octonocular
octopamine
octopede
octopedes
octopetalous
octophobia
octopi
octopine oxidase
octopine permease
octoploid
octoploids
octopod
octopoda
octopodan
octopodans
octopodes (current term)
octopodia
octopods
octopoid
octopole
octopoles
octopus
octopuses
octopush
octopuslike
octopussies
octopyranose
octopyranoses
octoradiated

Literary usage of Octopodes

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The OED gives octopodes as the first plural (octopuses as the alterna. tive), but the OED also enters octopus with double bars as a foreign word. ..."

2. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"line 11, for " Octopi" read " octopodes." 22, line 16, for " Octopi" read " octopodes" 26, line 12, ..."

3. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... as in the octopodes, It is often more or less compressed on the sides, ... as in the octopodes; this distinction is sometimes much less marked, ..."

4. Elements of Natural History: Adapted to the Present State of the Science by John Stark (1828)
"... globular, as in the octopodes. It is often more or less compressed on the sides, as in the Scylla;a;. In very many cases a large portion of the body is ..."

5. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"A considerable number of these animals present a very distinct separation between the head and the rest of the body, as in the octopodes; this distinction ..."

6. The Bookman (1907)
"If the former, we should keep the scientific plural, "octopodes." If the latter, we should certainly say "octopuses," except that we doubt whether there it ..."

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