Meaning of Octopoda in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɒktəˈpəʊdə/

plural noun

  • An order of cephalopod molluscs that comprises the octopuses.

    ‘These included the superorders Octopodiformes and Decapodiformes, the order Octopoda, the octopod suborder Incirrata, and the teuthoid suborder Myopsida.’
    • ‘A guess is that octopod is a backformation from the neuter plural octopoda, the name of the order containing octopuses.’


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek oktōpous, oktōpod-, from oktō ‘eight’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.