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Physalia arethusa
Physalia Phy*sa"li*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a bladder, fr. ? a bellows.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large oceanic Siphonophora which includes the Portuguese man-of-war. Note: It has a large air sac, or float, with a sail-like crest on its upper side. Numerous zooids of different kinds are attached to the under side of the float. Some of the zooids have very long tentacles; some have a mouth and digest food; others produce gonophores. The American species (Physalia arethusa) is brilliantly colored, the float being pink or purple, and bright blue; the zooids blue. It is noted for its virulent stinging powers, as well as for its beautiful colors, graceful motions, and its ability to sail to windward.

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- Arethusa may refer to: Arethusa (mythology), a nereid nymph who became a fountain Arethusa, one of the Hesperides nymphs Arethusa (Mygdonia), an ancient...
- In Gr**** mythology, Arethusa (/ˌærɪˈθjuːzə/; Gr****: Ἀρέθουσα) was a nymph and daughter of Nereus (making her a Nereid), who fled from her home in Arcadia...
- borne the name HMS Arethusa after the Gr**** mythological nymph Arethusa who was transformed by Artemis into a fountain. HMS Arethusa (1759) was a 32-gun...
- Arethusa Falls is a waterfall in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the United States. The waterfall occurs when the headwaters of Bemis Brook tumble...
- Genus-level synonyms Arethusa Oken, 1815 Holothuria Linnaeus, 1758 Physalis Tilesius, 1810 Physsophora Modéer, 1789 Species-level synonyms Arethusa caravell Oken...
- The Fountain of Arethusa (Italian: Fonte Aretusa, Ancient Gr****: Ἀρέθουσα) is a natural fountain on the island of Ortygia in the historical centre of the...
- USS Arethusa may refer to: USS Arethusa (1864), a collier for the Union Navy in the American Civil War. USS Arethusa (AO-7), a fleet oiler for the Navy...
- The Saucy Arethusa is a nautical song (Roud # 12675) which, although usually considered 'traditional', has been attributed to Prince ****e, a comic opera...
- Mount Arethusa is a mountain located in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. It is located alongside Highway 40, immediately east of the Highwood P****...
- The Arethusa cl**** was a cl**** of four light cruisers built for the Royal Navy between 1933 and 1937 and that served in World War II. It had been intended...
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