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A large, almost transparent comb jelly with a flattened ribbonlike body, living chiefly in warmer seas.
- ‘Many comb jellies are round, like small grapes, but the Venus's girdle is very long and flat, and looks like a belt.’
- ‘Approximately 2 to 5 inches wide, warty comb jellies range from Florida through the West Indies and are also known as sea gooseberries or Venus's girdles.’
- ‘He was mesmerized by a Venus's girdle, a diaphanous bit of jelly sparking tiny rainbows amid its vibrating rows of cilia.’
- ‘‘The creature is named Venus's girdle,’ Neptune whispered and this so delighted me that I burst out laughing.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.