American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See electric ray.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The electric ray or torpedo: so called from its power of benumbing. Also called cramp-fish. See torpedo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The torpedo, which
numbsby the electric shocks which it gives.
- 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)
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