box jellyfish

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several jellyfishlike marine cnidarians of the class Cubozoa of tropical and subtropical waters, having an almost transparent cube-shaped body, complex eyes, and stinging tentacles containing potent toxins in some species.

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  • noun Pacific jellyfish of class Cubozoa.

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  • A.k.a. sea wasp, marine stinger.

    January 30, 2010

  • While you're at it, see Cubozoa.

    January 30, 2010

  • The reason I can't go swimming in the sea that is across the road from where I live.

    January 30, 2010