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sea gooseberry

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Definition of sea gooseberry in English:

noun

A common comb jelly with a spherical body bearing two long retractile branching tentacles, typically occurring in swarms.
  • Pleurobrachia pileus, class Tentaculata
Example sentences
  • The phylum Ctenophora, which includes the ‘comb jellies,’ ‘sea gooseberries,’ and ‘Venus's girdles,’ is not currently considered to be part of the Cnidaria; however, the two are close relatives.
  • Despite the fact that the sea gooseberry is gelatinous zooplankton, it looks a lot like a ‘jellyfish’.
  • This Sea Gooseberry (aka. ctenophore or comb jelly) was swimming in a small rock pool as the tide fell in the morning after a day of strong winds in the North Sea.

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