Definition of sea nettle in English:

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sea nettle

noun

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A large, stinging jellyfish.
  • Chrysaora and other genera, class Scyphozoa: numerous species, including the East Coast sea nettle (C. quinquecirrha), which is particularly common in Chesapeake Bay during midsummer.
Example sentences
  • Regions of the Chesapeake Bay can be notorious hotbeds for the sea nettle, Chrysaora quinuecirrha - a jellyfish with a veil of transparent stinging tentacles.
  • Seen at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, delicate sea nettle jellyfish are creatures of grace and beauty - a fragile part of a complex ecosystem.
  • True to its common name, the East Coast sea nettle, Chrysaora quinquecirrha, lives along the United States' eastern shore and plagues swimmers with painful welts.

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Syllabification: sea net·tle

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