velella

[vuh-lel-uh]
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noun

a floating colony of hydrozoans of the genus Velella, having a vertical crest that is used as a sail.

Nearby words

  1. veld,
  2. velde,
  3. velde, van de,
  4. veldskoen,
  5. veldt,
  6. veleta,
  7. velia,
  8. velic,
  9. veliger,
  10. velikiye luki

Origin of velella

1825–35; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin vēl(um) sail + -ella -ella

Related formsve·lel·li·dous, adjective

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