Wondrous Words Wednesday - Hectocotylus


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme created by the Bermuda Onion Blog and now hosted at Elza Reads where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love!

The word that has caught my eye this week is......

I have a long list of words from this book, let’s start with this one!  Not one I have ever used in a sentence!

Definition of Hectocotylus 

a tentacle in certain male cephalopod molluscs, such as the octopus, that is specialized for transferringspermatozoa to the female

Dictionary (c) Collins Dictionary 


  1. I have never ever heard of this word! Thanks for teaching me something new :D

  2. Okay, my mind is obviously in the gutters here, because when I saw your word, the first thing that popped in my head was: Sex (blushing, hanging my head in shame, giggle behind my hand - you get the picture). And hey - I wasn't wrong!!! So maybe the word is subconsciously self explanatory.

    Thanks for taking part in WWW my friend! I appreciate it so much!

    Elza Reads

  3. This is a new one for me! I would have had no idea what on earth the word was if I had come across it but now I know!

    1. I don’t think it’s one we will ever use on a daily basis!

  4. My first time hearing this word. Ha ha. Thanks for the info. 😁


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