sea nettle

  1. any large, stinging jellyfish.

Origin of sea nettle

First recorded in 1595–1605

Words Nearby sea nettle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sea nettle in a sentence

  • Something that looked like a vast sea-nettle was slowly sinking down toward them from the sky.

    Hunters Out of Space | Joseph Everidge Kelleam
  • The sea nettle wanders to and fro by night, and at night changes its locality.

  • I have seen the animal nestling in them; it seemed to be a species of cuttle-fish or sea-nettle.

    The Ocean World: | Louis Figuier