Jellyfish



[jel-ee-fish] /ˈdʒɛl iˌfɪʃ/

noun, plural (especially collectively) jellyfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) jellyfishes.
1.
any of various marine coelenterates of a soft, gelatinous structure, especially one with an umbrellalike body and long, trailing tentacles; medusa.
2.
Informal. a person without strong resolve or stamina; an indecisive or weak person.
/ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any marine medusoid coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, having a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body with trailing tentacles
2.
any other medusoid coelenterate
3.
(informal) a weak indecisive person
n.

popular name of the medusa and similar sea-creatures, 1796, from jelly (n.) + fish (n.). Earlier it had been used of a type of actual fish (1707).

jellyfish jel·ly·fish (jěl’ē-fĭsh’)
n. pl jellyfish or jel·ly·fish·es

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