Raia radiata
Starry Star"ry (st[aum]r"r[y^]), a. 1. Abounding with stars; adorned with stars. ``Above the starry sky.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar; stellary; as, starry light; starry flame. [1913 Webster]

Do not Christians and Heathens, Jews and Gentiles, poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry influence? --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. Shining like stars; sparkling; as, starry eyes. [1913 Webster]

4. Arranged in rays like those of a star; stellate. [1913 Webster]

{Starry ray} (Zo["o]l.), a European skate ({Raia radiata}); -- so called from the stellate bases of the dorsal spines. [1913 Webster]


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  • Raia radiata — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raia Spp. — Raie Pour les articles homonymes, voir Raie (homonymie). Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme «  Raie  » s applique, en français, à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Raia spp. — Raie Pour les articles homonymes, voir Raie (homonymie). Nom vernaculaire ou nom normalisé ambigu : Le terme «  Raie  » s applique, en français, à plusieurs taxons distincts …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bishop ray — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Butterfly ray — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cramp ray — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Devil ray — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eagle ray — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electric ray — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miller — Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. {Roach}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow tailed species,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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