from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimæra. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A class, subclass, or order of fishes, otherwise known as Chondropterygii and Selachii, including the sharks and skates: so named from the lamellar branchiæ, or plate-like gills.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sharks; rays; dogfishes; skates
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