Pronunciation: \ˈäk-tə-pəs, -ˌpu̇s\
Inflected Form(s): plural oc·to·pus·es or oc·to·pi \-ˌpī\
Etymology: New Latin Octopod-, Octopus, from Greek oktōpous
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
Look at that tree, it's like an octopus.
That freako octopus fondled my jugs when he was pouring a beer in the hot tub.