from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See electric ray.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An electric ray of the family Narcinidae, capable of delivering numbing shocks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The torpedo, which numbs by the electric shocks which it gives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The electric ray or torpedo: so called from its power of benumbing. Also called cramp-fish. See torpedo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges
numb + fish (Wiktionary)