from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A marine worm of the genus Nereis.
- noun The typical genus of the family Nereidæ.
- noun In entomology, a genus of lepidopterousinsects.
- noun In botany, a systematic account of the algæ or seaweeds of a locality or country: as, the Nereis Boreali-Americana. by Harvey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun (Class. Myth.) A Nereid. See
- proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus, including numerous species, of marine chætopod annelids, having a well-formed head, with two pairs of eyes, antennæ, four pairs of tentacles, and a protrusile pharynx, armed with a pair of hooked jaws.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Some moths have unusual distribution patterns in the region with normally alpine species such as Chloroclystis nereis found on the coast.
They have succeeded in developing embryos from the eggs of the sea urchin, of the nereis, and of mollusks, without spermatozoa.
Annelids — earth-worms, nereis; Mollusks — mussel or clam;
Stung rather than bitten - by jellyfish, anemones and once a nereis worm.