Translation of Portuguese man-of-war in Spanish:

Portuguese man-of-war

especie de medusa, n.

noun

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    especie de medusa
    • Surfers more often encounter free-floating coelenterates such as the true jellyfish, Portuguese man-of-war, and box jellyfish.
    • It's so hot in Dublin that Portuguese men-of-war are washing ashore.
    • I wondered just how many stings I could take, as I anxiously scanned the surface for the float sac of a Portuguese man-of-war.
    • Dilute vinegar is good first aid for box jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war stings.
    • Weird algae bloomed in the seas, and strange warm-water beasts, such as Portuguese men-of-war and man-eating sharks, were said to be circling our shores.
    • There are about a million reported cases of stings each year - most commonly from jellyfish, and particularly in tropical oceans where the Portuguese man-of-war and box jellyfish are prevalent.
    • If a Portuguese man-of-war stings you it will be very painful.
    • Or consider the Portuguese man-of-war, a creature that acts like an individual but is actually a huge colony of beings moving as one.
    • Among their more unusual behavior, the octopuses employ a unique defense mechanism by tearing off the tentacles of passing Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish.