Portuguese man-of-war love

Portuguese man-of-war


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 floating colony 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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