from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See clamworm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Nereidæ.
- n. In entomology, a genus of lepidopterousinsects.
- n. In botany, a systematic account of the algæ or seaweeds of a locality or country: as, the Nereis Boreali-Americana. by Harvey.
- n. A marine worm of the genus Nereis.
Some moths have unusual distribution patterns in the region with normally alpine species such as Chloroclystis nereis found on the coast.
They have succeeded in developing embryos from the eggs of the sea urchin, of the nereis, and of mollusks, without spermatozoa.
Annelids — earth-worms, nereis; Mollusks — mussel or clam;
Stung rather than bitten - by jellyfish, anemones and once a nereis worm.
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