Definition of Venus's girdle in English:

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Venus's girdle

noun

A large, almost transparent comb jelly with a flattened ribbonlike body, living chiefly in warmer seas.
  • Genus Cestum, phylum Ctenophora.
Example sentences
  • Many comb jellies are round, like small grapes, but the Venus's girdle is very long and flat, and looks like a belt.
  • He was mesmerized by a Venus's girdle, a diaphanous bit of jelly sparking tiny rainbows amid its vibrating rows of cilia.
  • Approximately 2 to 5 inches wide, warty comb jellies range from Florida through the West Indies and are also known as sea gooseberries or Venus's girdles.

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Syllabification: Ve·nus's gir·dle

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