Meaning of “cephalopod” in the English Dictionary


"cephalopod" in English

See all translations

cephalopodnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsef.əl.əʊ.pɒd/ us /ˈsef.əl.ə.pɑːd/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • No one spoke, but each was busied with his own reflections and the thought occurred to more than one, that perhaps some pulp or other gigantic cephalopod might inhabit the interior cavities which communicated with the sea. 
  • Sheer chance had placed us in the presence of this squid, and I didn't want to lose this opportunity to meticulously study such a cephalopod specimen. 

(Definition of “cephalopod” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)