Portuguese man-of-war Rate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)
A floating colony of hydrozoans (Physalia physalis) attached to a float; it superficially resembles a jellyfish.

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Portuguese man-of-warUsed other than as an idiom: see Portuguese, man-of-war.
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