sea wasp
noun Date: 1910 any of various cube-shaped scyphozoan jellyfishes (order or suborder Cubomedusae) that sting virulently and sometimes fatally — called also box jellyfish

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  • sea wasp — sea′ wasp n. ivt any of various highly poisonous stinging jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, of tropical seas • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea wasp — noun : any of various cubomedusan jellyfishes that sting virulently * * * any of various highly poisonous stinging jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, of tropical seas. [1935 40] * * * sea wasp noun A jellyfish of the class Cubozoa with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea wasp — SYN: Chiropsalmus quadrumanus. * * * sea wasp n any of various scyphozoan jellyfishes (order or suborder Cubomedusae) that sting virulently and sometimes fatally * * * any of various venomous stinging cubomedusan jellyfish; species dangerous to… …   Medical dictionary

  • sea wasp — /ˈsi wɒsp / (say see wosp) noun any of certain box jellyfishes that have a highly venomous sting, as Chironex fleckeri of tropical Australian waters. Also, sea stinger …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea wasp — any of various highly poisonous stinging jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, of tropical seas. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea wasp — noun A deadly marine stinger found in north east Australia and South East Asia. Syn: box jellyfish …   Wiktionary

  • Sea wasp — deadly box jellyfish …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • sea wasp — Australian Slang deadly box jellyfish …   English dialects glossary

  • sea wasp — noun a box jellyfish which can inflict a dangerous sting …   English new terms 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

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