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velella

[vuh-lel-uh] /vəˈlɛl ə/
noun
1.
a floating colony of hydrozoans of the genus Velella, having a vertical crest that is used as a sail.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin vēl(um) sail + -ella -ella
Related forms
velellidous, adjective
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