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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See manta.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any very large ray, especially any species of the genus Manta or Cephaloptera.
  • n. Any large cephalopod.
  • n. The angler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • Any large cephalopod, as a large Octopus, or a giant squid (Architeuthis). See devilfish.
  • The angler.

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