box jellyfish

noun

any of various highly venomous jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, esp Chironex fleckeri, of Australian tropical waters, having a cuboidal body with tentacles hanging from each of the lower cornersAlso called (Austral): sea wasp

Nearby words

  1. box frame,
  2. box girder,
  3. box gutter,
  4. box huckleberry,
  5. box iron,
  6. box junction,
  7. box keel,
  8. box kite,
  9. box lacrosse,
  10. box loom

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