Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of ctenophorans of the family Beroidæ. B. forskali is an example. The species are of the size and shape of a small lemon. The genus was formerly of much greater extent than now, including species now referred to other families, as Cydippe, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A small, oval, transparent jellyfish, belonging to the Ctenophora.
- n. delicately iridescent thimble-shaped ctenophores
- Latin Beroe ("one of the Oceanidae"). (Wiktionary)
“The beroe is a most active being, its habits conforming to the organisation with which it is endowed.”
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“In deep water, far from the land, the number of living creatures is extremely small: south of the latitude 35°, I never succeeded in catching anything besides some beroe, and a few species of minute entomostracous crustacea.”
“The Captain had advised Nellie to search amongst the old wooden piles of the pier, as a likely situation to find these animals, and others he named quite as curious, such as the ` beroe 'and the ` balanus,' which while looking as if inanimate yet are ` all alive, 'and, if not”
“In deep water, far from the land, the number of living creatures is extremely small: south of the latitude 35 degrees, I never succeeded in catching anything besides some beroe, and a few species of minute entomostracous crustacea.”
“Mr Patterson, in his excellent _Introduction to Zoology_, mentions that on one occasion he divided a fragment of the body of a beroe, lately taken from the shore and shattered by a storm, 'into portions so minute that one piece of skin had but two cilia attached to it, yet the vibration of these organs continued for nearly a couple of days afterwards!”
“By stopping some of its paddles, and keeping others in play, the beroe can change its course at pleasure, and so wander 'at its own sweet will,' through the trackless waste.”
“But we must leave the beroe, charmer though it be.”
“Presently it began to move up and down within its prison-house, and the paddles by means of which the beroe dances along its ocean-path were distinctly visible.”
“The beroe is spared the labour and uncertainty of the chase.”
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