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Noun: man-of-war (men-of-war)  'man-uv'wor
  1. A warship intended for combat
    - ship of the line, man-o'-war
  2. Large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles
    - Portuguese man-of-war, jellyfish, man-o'-war

Derived forms: men-of-war

Type of: combat ship, siphonophore, war vessel, warship

Part of: genus Physalia, Physalia

Encyclopedia: Man-of-war