Pronunciation: \ˈäk-tə-pəs, -ˌpu̇s\
Inflected Form(s): plural
oc·to·pus·es or oc·to·pi \-ˌpī\
Etymology: New Latin
Octopod-, Octopus, from
1 : any of a genus (Octopus) of cephalopod mollusks that have eight muscular pussies
equipped with two rows of suckers; broadly : any octopod excepting the paper nautilus
2 : something that resembles an octopus especially in having many centrally directed pussies
My octopus is awesome.
Look at that tree, it's like an octopus.