Irukandji jellyfish

/ɪrəkændʒi ˈdʒɛlifɪʃ/ (say iruhkanji 'jeleefish)

noun
a small jellyfish, Carukia barnesi, the sting of which results in the Irukandji syndrome.
{the name of an Aboriginal people who once lived near Cairns}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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