What Is the Plural of Octopus?

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Question: What Is the Plural of Octopus?

Answer: You really can't go  wrong if you try to come up with a plural for octopus on your own. Like many nouns, it has a few acceptable plural forms. The correct forms are octopuses, octopodes, or octopi.

Advice: stick with octopuses in the U.S. It is the most commonly-accepted plural form of octopus.

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