Velella Ve*lel"la, n. [NL., dim. from L. velum a veil, a sail.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of oceanic Siphonophora belonging to the genus {Velella}. [1913 Webster]

Note: These creatures are brilliantly colored and float at the surface of the sea. They have an oblong, disklike body, supported by a thin chitinous plate, from which rises a thin diagonal crest which acts as a sail. The feeding and reproductive zooids hang down from the under side of the disk. [1913 Webster]

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