Definition of Venus's girdle in English:

Venus's girdle

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noun

  • A large, almost transparent comb jelly with a flattened ribbon-like body, living chiefly in warmer seas.
    • Genus Cestum, phylum Ctenophora
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    • 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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