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  • n. A group of Coelenterata, including the medusas or jellyfishes, and hydroids, called sea nettles from their sting.

Etymologies

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From Latin acalēphē ("nettle"), from Ancient Greek ἀκαλήφη (akalēphē, "stinging nettle")

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