água-viva

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally: living water.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

água-viva f (plural águas-vivas)

  1. jellyfish (free-swimming, umbrella-shaped cnidarian)
    Synonyms: alforreca (Portugal), medusa
    • 2007, Gracia Helena Anacleto, Fundo do mar: aventuras submarinas, Editora DCL, page 12:
      A água-viva mais perigosa do mundo é a vespa-do-mar.
      The world’s most dangerous jellyfish is the sea wasp.