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The German word for octopus is
Krake





octopus

Gender

The gender of Krake is masculine. E.g. der Krake.

Plural

The plural of Krake is Kraken.

German Definition


octopus
     Substantiv:
     [1] Zoologie: Oktopus, Krake
          [1] "Once a leash of thin black whips, like the arms of an octopus, flashed across the sunset and was immediately withdrawn, and afterwards a thin rod rose up, joint be joint, bearing at its apex a circular disk that spun with a wobbling motion."



Translations for octopus and their definitions

Krakepronunciation
     n. (chiefly sciences) a mollusk of the order Octopoda; an octopus in the broader sense
     n. (mythology, or figuratively) a kraken (sea monster)
          Das Schiff wurde von einer Krake (einem Kraken) versenkt. - The ship was sunk by a kraken.
          die/der Krake des Kapitalismus - the kraken of capitalism


Oktopus
     n. (science) octopus (genus)
     n. non-learned use synonym of Tintenfisch, t=any of cuttlefish, octopus, or squid


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