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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Man-of-war \Man`-of-war"\, n; pl. Men-of-war.
1. A government vessel employed for the purposes of war, esp.
one of large size; a ship of war. [WordNet sense 1]
Syn: ship of the line.
2. The Portuguese man-of-war.
Syn: Syn. --, jellyfish.
Man-of-war hawk (Zool.), the frigate bird.
Man-of-war's man, a sailor serving in a ship of war.
Portuguese man-of-war (Zool.), any species of the genus
Physalia; it is a hydrozoan having both medusa and polyp
stages present in a single colony. It floats on the
surface of the sea by a buoyant bladderlike structure,
from which dangle multiple long tentacles with stinging
cells. Its can cause severe rashes when it comes in
contact with humans swimming in the area. See Physalia.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a warship intended for combat [syn: man-of-war, ship of
2: large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging
tentacles [syn: Portuguese man-of-war, man-of-war,
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