devilfish
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]

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  • devilfish — 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

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