from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various rays chiefly of the family Dasyatidae, having a whiplike tail armed with one or more venomous spines used for defense.
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- noun any of various large,
venomous rays, of the orders Rajiformesand Myliobatiformes, having a barbed, whiplike tail
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- noun large venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds
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