from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous usually free-swimming marine coelenterates of the class Scyphozoa, characteristically having a gelatinous, tentacled, often bell-shaped medusoid stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle.
- n. Any of various similar or related coelenterates.
- n. Informal One who lacks force of character; a weakling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Almost transparent aquatic being; any one of the acalephs, especially one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See medusa and acaleph.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A popular name of many kinds of acalephs, medusas, sea-blubbers, or sea-nettles: so called from the soft, gelatinous structure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
- n. large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
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