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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jel•ly•fishˈdʒɛl iˌfɪʃ(n.)(pl.)-fish; -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.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. an indecisive or weak person.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Portuguese man-of-war, man-of-war, jellyfish(noun)

    large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles

  2. jellyfish(noun)

    any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans


  1. jellyfish(Noun)

    Almost transparent aquatic being; any one of the acalephs, especially one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jellyfish(noun)

    any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa


  1. Jellyfish

    Jellyfish or jellies are the major non-polyp form of individuals of the phylum Cnidaria. They are typified as free-swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. The bell can pulsate for locomotion, while stinging tentacles can be used to capture prey. Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. A few jellyfish inhabit freshwater. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal.


  1. jellyfish

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a kind of sea animal with a jelly-like body

The child was stung by a jellyfish.

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