Definition of Octopuses

1. Noun. (plural of octopus) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Octopuses

1. octopus [n] - See also: octopus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Octopuses

octopine oxidase
octopine permease
octoploid
octoploids
octopod
octopoda
octopodan
octopodans
octopodes
octopodia
octopods
octopoid
octopole
octopoles
octopus
octopuses (current term)
octopush
octopuslike
octopussies
octopyranose
octopyranoses
octoradiated
octoroon
octoroons
octose
octoses
octostichous
octostyle

Literary usage of Octopuses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The OED has only one plural example, for octopuses, dated 1884. ... The history of these plurals in English shows octopuses the oldest, starting with the ..."

2. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Other services or activities include: information on the transport, maintenance and culture of octopuses; potential uses of octopuses in research, ..."

3. Civilized Commercialism by Ernest Guy Stevens (1917)
"This lasts until some become young octopuses. 2. ... Competition between octopuses. The last leads to elimination of competition by the creation of a great ..."

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