Meaning of “octopus” in the English Dictionary

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"octopus" in British English

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octopusnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɒk.tə.pəs/ us /ˈɑːk.tə.pəs/

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

"octopus" in American English

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octopusnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑk·tə·pəs, -ˌpʊs/ plural octopuses or octopi /ˈɑk·təˌpɑɪ/

a sea creature with a soft oval body and eight tentacles (= arms)

(Definition of “octopus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)