from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stinging jellyfish, especially a scyphozoan (Dactylometra quinquecirrha) of the tropical Atlantic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A jellyfish, or medusa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A jellyfish, or medusa.
- n. a medusa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jellyfish; any acaleph that stings or urticates when touched.
Because of its sting. See nettle ("stinging plant"). (Wiktionary)
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