Cyanea

noun Cy·an·ea \sīˈanēə, -ān-\

Definition of Cyanea

  1. :  a genus of scyphozoan jellyfishes chiefly of temperate and arctic seas that includes the common red stinging jellyfish (C. capillata) of the North Atlantic coast which reputedly attains a maximum diameter of over seven feet

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Origin and Etymology of cyanea

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of cyaneus dark blue, from Greek kyaneos, from kyanos dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli


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