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noun me·du·sa \mi-ˈdü-sə, -ˈdyü-, -zə\

Definition of medusa

  1. 1 capitalized [Latin, from Greek Medousa] :  a mortal Gorgon who is slain when decapitated by Perseus

  2. 2 plural medusae play \-ˌsē, -ˌzē, -ˌsī, -ˌzī\ also medusas [New Latin, from Latin] :  jellyfish 1a


play \-sən, -zən\ adjective or noun


play \-ˌsȯid, -ˌzȯid\ adjective or noun

14th Century

First Known Use of medusa

14th century

Rhymes with medusa

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of medusa Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about medusa

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