Star jelly


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Star jelly (Bot) any one of several gelatinous plants (Nostoc commune N. edule, etc.). See Nostoc.
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In literature:

Bits of jelly placed on top of the molds in the form of stars or crosses, add to the appearance.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
It is a common idea, that falling stars, as they are called, are converted into a sort of jelly.
"The Works of John Dryden, Vol. 6 (of 18)" by John Dryden
The eye-spots of star fishes and jelly fishes simply distinguish light from darkness, much as we do with our eyes closed.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
Crabs or lobsters, cuttle-fish, jelly-fish, star-fish, oysters, snails, and worms lived contemporary with the first vertebrates.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880" by Various
The beaches were covered with star-fish and beautiful shells and seaweed and crabs and jelly-fish and stones of all colours.
"The Cave Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
The substance alluded to bears the name of star-jelly.
"The Curiosities of Heraldry" by Mark Antony Lower

In news:

Still, that will mean a special setting to introduce new stars (deep-sea jellies and sandbar sharks) and returning favorites (sea turtles and sunfish).