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Meaning of ACALEPHAE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac`a*le"ph[ae]\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ?, a nettle.]
A group of C[oe]lenterata, including the Medus[ae] or
jellyfishes, and hydroids; -- so called from the stinging
power they possess. Sometimes called {sea nettles}.

 

 

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