Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish or medusa.
  • n. One of the zooids of certain Siphonophora, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish of medusa.
  • n. One of the zooids of certain Siphonophora, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A swimming-bell; the bell-shaped or discoidal natatory organ with which many hydrozoans are provided, and by means of which the hydrosome is propelled through the water.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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  • One might call it a slumbrously undulatating obumbrant umbraculiform manubriumless umbrella, but it’s best not to.

    I also enjoy the CDC’s (probably now obsolete) use of the word person.

    September 26, 2011

  • Buying or selling?

    September 26, 2011

  • discoidal natatory organ

    September 25, 2011