Venus's girdle

Venus's girdle

an iridescent blue-and-green comb jelly, Cestum veneris, having a ribbon-shaped, gelatinous body.

1865–70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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venus's girdle

(Cestum veneris) ribbon-shaped comb jelly of the order Cestida (phylum Ctenophora) found in the Mediterranean Sea. Its graceful, transparent body, which is a delicate violet in colour, is 1 metre (about 40 inches) or more long and about 5 cm (2 inches) wide. It has a well-developed musculature and swims with an undulating motion

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