octopus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ok'tu-pus), [key]
— pl. -pus•es, -pi
- any octopod of the genus Octopus, having a soft, oval body and eight sucker-bearing arms, living mostly at the bottom of the sea.
- something likened to an octopus, as an organization with many forms of far-reaching influence or control.
- octopus (Thesaurus)