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Portuguese man-of-war

noun
1.
any of several large, oceanic hydrozoans of the genus Physalia, having a large, bladderlike structure with a saillike crest by which they are buoyed up and from which dangle tentacles with stinging cells.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for portuguese man of war

Portuguese man-of-war

noun
1.
any of several large complex colonial hydrozoans of the genus Physalia, esp P. physalis, having an aerial float and long stinging tentacles: order Siphonophora Sometimes shortened to man-of-war
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