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jel·ly·fish

 (jĕl′ē-fĭsh′)
n. pl. jellyfish or jel·ly·fish·es
1.
a. Any of numerous usually free-swimming marine cnidarians of the class Scyphozoa, characteristically having a gelatinous, tentacled, often bell-shaped medusa stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle. Also called true jellyfish.
b. Any of various similar or related cnidarians.
2. Informal One who lacks force of character; a weakling.

jellyfish

(ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) any marine medusoid coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, having a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body with trailing tentacles
2. (Animals) any other medusoid coelenterate
3. informal a weak indecisive person

jel•ly•fish

(ˈdʒɛl iˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any stinging, jellylike marine cnidarian of the class Scyphozoa, living in the developmental stage as a tiny attached polyp and in the adult stage as a large free-floating medusa with trailing tentacles.
2. an indecisive or weak person.
[1700–10]

jel·ly·fish

(jĕl′ē-fĭsh′)
Any of numerous invertebrate marine animals having a soft, often umbrella-shaped body with stinging tentacles around a central mouth. Jellyfish are cnidarians and are related to the hydras and corals. See also medusa, polyp.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jellyfish - large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentaclesjellyfish - large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
siphonophore - a floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored
genus Physalia, Physalia - Portuguese man-of-war
2.jellyfish - any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
Cnidaria, Coelenterata, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata - hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals
cnidarian, coelenterate - radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
Aegina - small medusa
Chrysaora quinquecirrha - a type of jellyfish
Translations
قَنْديل البَحْرقِنْدِيلُ البَحْر
medúzamedůza
vandmandbrandmandgople
کاواکان یاتوتیاء البحراقیانوس
meduusa
meduza
medúza
marglytta
クラゲ
해파리
halipleumonpulmo
medūza
medúza
meduza
manet
แมงกะพรุน
con sứasứa

jellyfish

[ˈdʒelɪfɪʃ] N (jellyfish or jellyfishes (pl)) → medusa f, aguamala f (Mex), aguaviva f (S. Cone)

jellyfish

[ˈdʒɛlifɪʃ] nméduse fjelly roll n (US)gâteau m roulé

jellyfish

[ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ] nmedusa

jelly

(ˈdʒeli) plural ˈjellies noun
1. the juice of fruit boiled with sugar until it is firm, used like jam, or served with meat.
2. a transparent, smooth food, usually fruit-flavoured. I've made raspberry jelly for the party.
3. any jelly-like substance. Frogs' eggs are enclosed in a kind of jelly.
4. (American) same as jam1.
ˈjellyfishplurals ˈjellyfish, ~ˈjellyfishes noun
a kind of sea animal with a jelly-like body. The child was stung by a jellyfish.

jellyfish

قِنْدِيلُ البَحْر medúza vandmand Qualle μέδουσα medusa meduusa méduse meduza medusa クラゲ 해파리 kwal manet meduza água-viva, alforreca медуза manet แมงกะพรุน deniz anası con sứa 水母

jellyfish

n (pl -fish o -fishes) medusa, aguamala
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