octopi octopi  /ˈɑk tə paɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) tentacles of octopus prepared as food
  2. (n) bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles

Usage(s):

  1. In actual traveling time the octopi of Naples' famed Aquarium will be but one junket day farther from Manhattan than the Ritz Bar in Paris.
  2. Beebe has expressed hope of capturing a giant squid, one of the great octopi with tentacles many feet in length.
  3. I'd hardly say universally popular, but such cash cows with octopi tentacles stretching across the map.

News

  • Check it out at Groton Library

    COURTESY PHOTO Author and wildlife photographer, Judith Jango-Cohen, will present "Gators, Octopi, and Grizzlies, Oh My!
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Groton Landmark

Quotes

  1. "I think I want to play the 1-3-1 the rest of the season," Calipari said. "We went to that big lineup, the 1-3-1, they didn't score a basket. It was amazing. Arms everywhere. It was like we had three octopus, or is it octopi? We were pretty...
    on Mar 9, 2007 By: John Calipari Source: Forbes

  2. "The more octopi the merrier," Sobotka said. "People here look forward to my little act, and the NHL is nice enough to kind of look the other way and not have me whistled for a delay-of-game penalty whenever I do my thing out there."
    on May 19, 2007 By: Al Sobotka Source: New York Times

  3. "During the playoffs, we'll have one of our showcases chockfull of octopi," says Kevin Dean, co-owner of Superior Fish Co.
    on Dec 16, 2004 By: Kevin Dean Source: KVUE

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