sea devil
manta ray manta ray n. An extremely large pelagic tropical ray of the family {Mobulidae}, that feeds on plankton and small fishes. It is usually harmless but its size (up to 20 feet across and up to a ton in weight) make it dangerous if harpooned. Called also {manta}, {sea devil} and {devilfish}. See also {Cephaloptera} and {Sea devil}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sea devil — Sea dev il(Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any very large ray, especially any species of the genus {Manta} or {Cephaloptera}, some of which become more than twenty feet across and weigh several tons. See also {Ox ray}, under {Ox}. (b) Any large cephalopod, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea devil — n. DEVILFISH …   English World dictionary

  • Sea devil — NOTOC Sea devil may refer to:Biology* The Manta ray, Manta birostris , or its relatives in the family Myliobatidae * Deep sea fishes in the family Ceratiidae See also Devilfish (disambiguation) Marine vessels*USS Sea Devil (SS 400), a Balao class …   Wikipedia

  • sea devil — noun 1. : devilfish 1 2. : monkfish 1 3. : black sea devil 4. : stonefish * * * manta (def. 4). [1585 95 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea devil — europinė mobulė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Mobula mobula angl. devil ray; devilfish; horned ray; sea devil rus. европейская мобула; средиземноморская мобула; средиземноморский рогач ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sea devil — Ox Ox ([o^]ks), n.; pl. {Oxen}. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G. ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth. a[ u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle. [root]214. Cf. {Humid}, {Aurochs}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The male of bovine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea devil — Cephaloptera Ceph a*lop te*ra (s[e^]f [.a]*l[o^]p t[ e]*r[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. kefalh head + ptero n wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the generic names of the gigantic ray ({Manta birostris}) of the family {Mobulidae}, known as {devilfish}, {sea devil} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea devil — europinis jūrų velnias statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lophius piscatorius angl. angler; fishing frog; frogfish; goosefish; monkfish; sea devil rus. европейский морской чёрт; европейский удильщик… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sea devil — noun Date: 1634 devilfish 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea devil — manta (def. 4). [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

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