American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The tentacled, usually bell-shaped, free-swimming sexual stage in the life cycle of a coelenterate, such as a jellyfish.
- n. zoology Special form that cnidarians may turn into.
- Latin Medūsa, Medusa (from the Medusa's snaky locks); see Medusa. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The medusa is a genus of molusca; and I think M. le Seur told me he reckons forty-three or forty-four species of that genus.”
“The object of this curious arrangement is to enable the whale to catch the little shrimps and small sea-blubbers, called "medusa;", on which it feeds.”
“Its hair was full of monsters bound in chains and bent with iron; a medusa for the 1890s.”
“The near perfection of Roman Polanski's Chinatown starts with Diener/Hauser/Bates's haunting art nouveau poster for the film: an emblematic Hokusai wave breaks against Jack Nicholson's silhouette as the smoke from his cigarette floats up to merge with Faye Dunaway's medusa-like hair.”
“Her face was saturated with tears and snot and her crazy medusa hair made her look like an escaped mental patient.”
“The tropes of myth, legend and fairy tale build themselves into my work almost without my thinking about it, and I put that down to a lifetime of loving those stories, which have so much wisdom in them. on 16 Apr 2008 at 8: 22 am Riley medusa on 16 Apr 2008 at 8: 42 am Jeff Wetherington”
“Oh, & the medusa spiders; plenty of them, & also presumably a Smokey apparition.”
“Maybe people werent as beautiful as back during the Prettytime, but parties were a lot more interesting: serious surge-monkeys with snake fingers and medusa hair; smart-matter clothes that rippled like flags in a breeze; safety fireworks skittering along the floor, dodging feet and sizzling incense as they passed.”
“Meadows dominate above 3,800 m and form the only vegetation above 4,000 m along with high-alpine species such as Saussurea medusa.”
“From 4,200 m to 4,800 m, vegetation consists of high-alpine species e.g: Saussurea medusa, Rhodiola spp.,”
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