Shannel (Season 1) I love that outfit—the medusa with the snakes.
That was followed by Black Joy, The medusa Touch starring Richard Burton, and the Robert De Niro vehicle King of Comedy.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article confused the monster Hydra with medusa.
It is rare to find in the polyp a regular, symmetrical disposition of the tentacles as in the medusa.
But, alas, he who has danced and slept with medusa goes home weary.
So are the Harpies, and medusa, and the Fates who measure and cut and spin.
Mrs. Parry nodded, and the ribbons on her cap curled like medusa's snakes.
It is peculiarly interesting to contrast the story of medusa with its Hebrew parallel in Lot's wife.
In the medusa of sculpture, how different is the effect on the imagination!
The seraphim were not enough to satisfy me, nor even the large masks and heads of medusa with all their serpents.
"jellyfish," 1758, as genus name, from the name of one of the three Gorgons with snakes for hair, whose glance turned to stone him who looked upon it (attested in English from late 14c.). Her name is from Greek Medousa, literally "guardian," fem. present participle of the verb medein "to protect, rule over" (see Medea). The zoological name was chosen by Linnæus, suggested by the creature's long tentacles. Related: Medusoid.
Plural medusas or medusae (mĭ-d'sē)
A cnidarian in its free-swimming stage. Medusas are bell-shaped, with tentacles hanging down around a central mouth. Jellyfish are medusas, while corals and sea anemones lack a medusa stage and exist only as polyps. Compare polyp.