Definition of box jellyfish in English:

box jellyfish

Syllabification: box jel·ly·fish

noun

  • A jellyfish with a box-shaped swimming bell, living in warm seas. See also sea wasp.
    • Class Cubozoa (formerly order Cubomedusae)
    More 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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