Sting 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, as the skates and sting rays. See {Skate}. [1913 Webster]

{Bishop ray}, a yellow-spotted, long-tailed eagle ray ({Stoasodon n[`a]rinari}) of the Southern United States and the West Indies.

{Butterfly ray}, a short-tailed American sting ray ({Pteroplatea Maclura}), having very broad pectoral fins.

{Devil ray}. See {Sea Devil}.

{Eagle ray}, any large ray of the family {Myliobatid[ae]}, or {[AE]tobatid[ae]}. The common European species ({Myliobatis aquila}) is called also {whip ray}, and {miller}.

{Electric ray}, or {Cramp ray}, a torpedo.

{Starry ray}, a common European skate ({Raia radiata}).

{Sting ray}, any one of numerous species of rays of the family {Trygonid[ae]} having one or more large, sharp, barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also {stingaree}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sting ray — or Stingray Sting ray , n. Any one of numerous rays of the family {Dasyatid[ae]}, syn. {Trygonid[ae]}, having one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines, on the whiplike tail, capable of inflicting severe wounds. Some species reach a large size …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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