from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A colonial siphonophore (Physalia physalis) composed of numerous specialized zooids, having a bluish bladderlike crested float from which hang numerous long stinging tentacles.
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- noun A
floatingcolony of hydrozoans(Physalia physalis) attached to a float; it superficially resembles a jellyfish.
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- noun large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
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