Definitions for: Jellyfish


[n] any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans
[n] large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles



Webster (1913) Definition: Jel"ly*fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of the acalephs, esp. one of the larger species,
having a jellylike appearance. See Medusa.

Synonyms: man-of-war, medusa, medusan, Portuguese man-of-war

See Also: Aegina, Chrysaora quinquecirrha, Cnidaria, cnidarian, Coelenterata, coelenterate, genus Physalia, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata, Physalia, siphonophore


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