Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In entomology, the nymph, chrysalis, or pupa of a lepidopterous insect. See chrysalis.
- n. [capitalized]A genus of pelagic discophorous Hydromedusæ, typical of the family Aureliidæ, characterized by having branched radial vessels and the edge of the disk fringed with small tentacles. A. aurita is the type-species, found in European seas, the old Medusa aurita of Linnæus. A. flavidula occurs on the coast of North America. The name is synonymous with Medusa regarded as a genus and in its most restricted sense.
- n. The adult state of any medusa, or the perfected stage of a medusiform zoöid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The chrysalis, or pupa of an insect, esp. when reflecting a brilliant golden color, as that of some of the butterflies.
- n. A genus of jellyfishes. See discophora.
“Chandler said the surf got enormous on a weekend, bringing in the monster numbers of moon jellyfish (technically known as aurelia aurita).”
“Chandler said the surf got enormous on Saturday, bringing in the monster numbers of moon jellyfish (technically known as aurelia aurita).”
“Report this comment to the moderators aurelia ann Writes:”
“Christian faith may teach us, that the state of the soul is vastly more important than the disposal made of the material form, and that he who has Christian faith will think only of the soul of his departed friend; that, in his view, the body will be only the deserted cell, the cast-off fetter, the forgotten aurelia of the released, the exultant spirit.”
“You could not say such things to aurelia, although, if you are worthy to dine at her side, they are the very things you are longing to say.”
“Ay, the aurelia-born image of grace sees a difference when it looks from the sun to the epigenetic thing which He raises out of corruption.”
“Germ and Copy were already seated; the latter was holding a moss rose at a short distance from him, and whistling at it, as if in the act of pourtraying it on paper; while Germ, with green spectacles, was examining a leaf on which he had found the aurelia of a butterfly.”
“The aurelia, after its first stage as an eruca or caterpillar, lies for a season in a manner dead, and is inclosed in a sort of coffin, in this state of darkness it remains all the winter, but at the return of spring it bursts its bonds and comes out with new life, and in the most beautiful attire.”
“The Psyche of the Aegyptians was one of their most favourite emblems, and represented the soul, or a future life; it was originally no other than the aurelia, or butterfly, but in after times was represented by a lovely female child with the beautiful wings of that insect.”
“The gay ornament of summer is not seemly in his aurelia state.”
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