from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several jellyfish with long tentacles that deliver a painful sting, especially Chrysaora quinquecirrha of the Atlantic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A jellyfish; any acaleph that stings or urticates when touched.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A jellyfish, or medusa.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A jellyfish, or medusa.


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Because of its sting. See nettle ("stinging plant").


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