Definition of jellyfish in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛlɪfɪʃ

noun (plural same or jellyfishes)

  • 1A free-swimming marine coelenterate with a jelly-like bell- or saucer-shaped body that is typically transparent and has stinging tentacles around the edge.
    • Classes Scyphozoa and Cubozoa
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    • Like jellyfish, Medusa can sting an enemy with its tentacles.
    • Man-eating saltwater crocodiles lurk in nearby estuaries along with the deadly box jellyfish, the most poisonous creature on earth.
    • If you should get stung by a box jellyfish, you won't get off lightly.
  • 2 informal A feeble person.
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    • His father is a spineless jellyfish who lets his wife rule with an iron fist.

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