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box jellyfish

Syllabification: box jel·ly·fish

Definition of box jellyfish in English:

noun

A jellyfish with a box-shaped swimming bell, living in warm seas. See also sea wasp.
  • Class Cubozoa (formerly order Cubomedusae)
Example sentences
  • A snake or poisonous spider bites in a single spot, but the box jelly's venom enters a victim's body over a very large area.
  • The box jelly is kind of vicious - its long tentacles can easily wrap around your arms, face, or as Erika discovered, ankle, and make themselves impossible to remove without inflecting a vicious, incapacitating sting.
  • The product reportedly proved largely successful against the sting of the sea wasp, a type of box jelly.

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