One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounusually in plural octuplets
Each of eight children born at one birth.
- ‘Of course, we still see twins, triplets, and octuplets (their poor mothers!) in games.’
- ‘Her counsel told Mr Justice Park she ‘retained Max Clifford to market the media interest in the fact that she had become pregnant with octuplets.’’
- ‘The smallest of the week-old octuplets, born to a Houston woman, died early today after the infant's heart and lungs gave out.’
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