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An order of cephalopod molluscs that comprises the octopuses.
- ‘A guess is that octopod is a backformation from the neuter plural octopoda, the name of the order containing octopuses.’
- ‘These included the superorders Octopodiformes and Decapodiformes, the order Octopoda, the octopod suborder Incirrata, and the teuthoid suborder Myopsida.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek oktōpous, oktōpod-, from oktō ‘eight’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.