Associations to the word «Medusa»
MEDUSA, proper noun. (Greek mythology): The only mortal of the three gorgon sisters. She is killed by Perseus. The other two sisters were Euryale and Stheno.
MEDUSA, noun. A jellyfish; specifically (zoology), a non-polyp form of individual cnidarians, consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles. [from 18th c.]
MEDUSA, noun. (Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena; she was slain by Perseus.
MEDUSA, noun. One of two forms that coelenterates take: it is the free-swimming sexual phase in the life cycle of a coelenterate; in this phase it has a gelatinous umbrella-shaped body and tentacles.
In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.