thimble jellyfish

noun

thim·​ble jellyfish ˈthim-bəl- How to pronounce thimble jellyfish (audio)
: a small scyphozoan jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata) whose tiny larvae cause seabather's eruption especially in coastal waters of southern Florida and the Caribbean

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“Thimble jellyfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thimble%20jellyfish. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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