Portuguese-man-of-war meaning

A colonial siphonophore (Physalia physalis) composed of numerous specialized zooids, having a bluish bladderlike crested float from which hang numerous long stinging tentacles.
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Any of a genus (Physalia) of large, colonial, warm-sea siphonophores having a large, bladderlike sac, with a sail-like structure on top, which enables them to float on the water, and long, dangling tentacles that have powerful stinging cells.
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A colonial siphonophore (Physalia physalis) composed of numerous specialized zooids, having a bluish bladderlike crested float from which hang numerous long stinging tentacles.
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Used other than as an idiom: see Portuguese,"Ž man-of-war.
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A floating colony of hydrozoans (Physalia physalis) attached to a float; it superficially resembles a jellyfish.
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