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

  • n. Any of numerous rays of the family Myliobatidae, found in tropical and subtropical shallow seas and noted for their massive jaws and large winglike pectoral fins, which they flap for propulsion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any large species of ray of the genus Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila).
  • n. any large ray of the family Myliobatidæ, or Ætobatidæ. The common European species (Myliobatis aquila) is called also whip ray, and miller.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large species of ray, Myliobatis aquila, a batoid fish of the family Myliobatidæ, found in the Atlantic.
  • n. Any ray of the family Myliobatidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. powerful free-swimming tropical ray noted for `soaring' by flapping winglike fins; usually harmless but has venomous tissue near base of the tail as in stingrays


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