jellyfish

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English[edit]

A sea nettle, a type of jellyfish

Etymology[edit]

From jelly +‎ fish.

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jellyfish (plural jellyfish or jellyfishes)

  1. (zoology) An almost transparent aquatic being; any one of the acalephs, especially one of the larger species, having a jellylike appearance.
    1. A cnidarian, a member of the phylum Cnidaria.
      1. A scyphozoan, a member of the class Scyphozoa (the true jellies).
    2. A ctenophore, a member of the phylum Ctenophora (the comb jellies).

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Some writers prefer the term jelly, which does not imply that it is a type of fish.

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