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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • His father is a spineless jellyfish who lets his wife rule with an iron fist.

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