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sea nettle

  1. any large, stinging jellyfish.
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Origin of sea nettle

First recorded in 1595–1605
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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