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- n. A floating colony of hydrozoans (Physalia physalis) attached to a float; it superficially resembles a jellyfish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Physalia.
- n. any species of the genus Physalia; it is a hydrozoan having both medusa and polyp stages present in a single colony. It floats on the surface of the sea by a buoyant bladderlike structure, from which dangle multiple long tentacles with stinging cells. Its can cause severe rashes when it comes in contact with humans swimming in the area. See Physalia.
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- n. large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
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