from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The typical genus of the family Porpitidæ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A genus of bright-colored Siphonophora found floating in the warmer parts of the ocean. The individuals are round and disk-shaped, with a large zooid in the center of the under side, surrounded by smaller nutritive and reproductive zooids, and by slender dactylozooids near the margin. The disk contains a central float, or pneumatocyst.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun zoology A
marine organism, Porpita porpita, the blue button.
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