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Portuguese man–of–war

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noun Por·tu·guese man–of–war \ˌpȯr-chə-ˌgēz-ˌman-əv-ˈwȯr\

Medical Definition of Portuguese man–of–war

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Portuguese man–of–wars

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Portuguese men–of–war

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  1. :  any siphonophore of the genus Physalia including large tropical and subtropical oceanic forms having a crested bladderlike float which bears a colony comprised of three types of zooids on the lower surface with one of the three having stinging tentacles

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