box jellyfish

box jellyfish
noun Etymology: from its square shape Date: 1981 sea wasp

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  • Jellyfish — For other uses, see Jellyfish (disambiguation). Jellyfish Temporal range: 505–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • jellyfish — /jel ee fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) jellyfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) jellyfishes. 1. any of various marine coelenterates of a soft, gelatinous structure, esp. one with an umbrellalike body and long, trailing… …   Universalium

  • Irukandji Jellyfish — Taxobox |name = Irukandji jellyfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Cnidaria classis = Cubozoa ordo = Cubomedusae familia = Carybdeidae genus = Carukia species = C. barnesi binomial = Carukia barnesi binomial authority = Southcott, 1967Taxobox name=… …   Wikipedia

  • Stinger box — jellyfish …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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