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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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(Animals) any of several large complex colonial hydrozoans of the genus Physalia, esp P. physalis, having an aerial float and long stinging tentacles: order Siphonophora. Sometimes shortened to: man-of-war
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any of several large, colonial marine hydrozoans of the genus Physalia, having a buoyant saillike sac from which dangle poisonous stinging tentacles.
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|Noun||1.||Portuguese man-of-war - large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles|
siphonophore - a floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored
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Portuguese man-of-warn fragata or carabela portuguesa, agua mala (fam)
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