jellyfish Definition

a free-swimming marine coelenterate that has a jellylike bell- or saucer-shaped body with stinging tentacles around the edge. Some kinds are eaten as food and others are used for their gelatinous substance..

Using jellyfish: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "jellyfish" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The beachgoers were warned about the presence of jellyfish in the water.

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    Jellyfish are fascinating creatures to observe in an aquarium.

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    Some species of jellyfish are edible and considered a delicacy in certain cultures.

jellyfish Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for jellyfish

Phrases with jellyfish

  • a highly venomous jellyfish found primarily in the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans


    Box jellyfish stings can be fatal to humans.

  • a dish made from jellyfish that has been marinated and seasoned


    Jellyfish salad is a popular appetizer in many Asian cuisines.

  • a sudden increase in the population of jellyfish in a particular area


    The jellyfish bloom caused significant damage to the local fishing industry.


Summary: jellyfish in Brief

A 'jellyfish' [ˈdʒɛliˌfɪʃ] is a marine coelenterate with a bell-shaped body and stinging tentacles. Some species are edible, while others are used for their gelatinous substance. Phrases like 'box jellyfish' and 'jellyfish salad' denote specific types and culinary uses. 'Jellyfish bloom' refers to a sudden increase in their population.

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