sea nettle

sea nettle
SYN: Chrysaora quinquecirrha.

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  • Sea nettle — Nettle Net tle, n. [AS. netele; akin to D. netel, G. nessel, OHG. nezz[ i]la, nazza, Dan. nelde, n[ a]lde, Sw. n[ a]ssla; cf, Lith. notere.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Urtica}, covered with minute sharp hairs containing a poison that produces a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea nettle — Sea net tle A jellyfish, or medusa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea nettle — n. any large jellyfish …   English World dictionary

  • Sea nettle — Taxobox name = Pacific sea nettle image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Cnidaria classis = Scyphozoa ordo = Semaeostomeae familia = Pelagiidae genus = Chrysaora species = C. fuscescens binomial nomenclature = Chrysaora fuscescens species …   Wikipedia

  • sea nettle — sea′ net tle n. ivt any large, stinging jellyfish • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea nettle — noun Date: 1601 a stinging jellyfish; especially one (Chrysaora quinquecirrha) occurring especially in Atlantic estuaries from Cape Cod to the West Indies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea nettle — any large, stinging jellyfish. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea nettle — noun a jellyfish with stinging tentacles. [Chrysaora and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sea nettle — /ˈsi nɛtl/ (say see netl) noun a medium sized jellyfish of the Chrysaora genus, causing moderately painful stings with its allergenic venom …  

  • sea nettle — noun : a stinging jellyfish (as a siphonophore) …   Useful english dictionary

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