from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of the former Acalephae family, now a part of the Cnidaria phylum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Acalephæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the Acalephæ or sea-nettles. Also spelled acalephe.


Borrowing from Latin acaleph, from Ancient Greek ἀκαλήφη (akalephe, "stinging nettle"). (Wiktionary)


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