noun (1)
au·​re·​lia | \ ȯˈrēlyə, -lēə \
plural -s

Definition of aurelia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a chrysalis especially of a lepidopterous insect


noun (2)
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Definition of aurelia (Entry 2 of 2)

1 capitalized : a genus of large jellyfishes often studied as typical of the class Scyphozoa
2 plural -s : a jellyfish of Aurelia or of related genera

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History and Etymology for aurelia

Noun (1)

Italian & New Latin; New Latin, from Italian, from Latin aurum gold

Noun (2)

New Latin, probably from Latin aurum

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