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1. (noun) jellyfish - a general name.

Te tangata tuatahi he petipeti (W 1971:278). / The first being was a jellyfish.

2. (noun) common jellyfish, Aurelia aurita - translucent umbrella of 75-125 mm across and often washed ashore in spring and summer.

3. (noun) crown fern, Blechnum discolor - tufted native ground fern with an erect crown of fronds, paler on the undersides. Separate, rather shrivelled, more erect fronds bear the spores. Also spreads from runners to form colonies. Common in drier and open forest.

See also piupiu

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