HyperDic: jellyfish

English > 2 senses of the word jellyfish:
NOUNanimaljellyfish, Portuguese man-of-war, man-of-warlarge siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
animaljellyfishany of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
jellyfish > pronunciation
Soundsjheh'liyfih.sh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > jellyfish: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles.
SynonymsPortuguese man-of-war, man-of-war
Member ofPhysalia, genus PhysaliaPortuguese man-of-war
BroadersiphonophoreA floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored
Spanishmedusa
Catalanmedusa
English > jellyfish: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAny of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans.
Member ofCnidaria, phylum Cnidaria, Coelenterata, phylum Coelenteratahydras
NarrowerAeginasmall medusa
Chrysaora quinquecirrhaA type of jellyfish
Broadercoelenterate, cnidarianradially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures
Spanishmedusa
Catalanmedusa

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