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See also: jelly-fish and jelly fish

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A sea nettle, a type of jellyfish

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From jelly +‎ fish.

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jellyfish (countable and uncountable, plural jellyfish or jellyfishes)

  1. An almost transparent aquatic animal; 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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