from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of large sting rays belonging to Trygon and allied genera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ichthyology, a genus of rays, giving name to the family Trygonidæ; the sting-rays, having the long slender lash-like tail armed with a strong serrated spine near the base.
  • n. In ornithology, a monotypic genus of Papuan pigeons, based by Hombron and Jacquinot in 1846 (in the form Trugon) upon T. terrestris, and subsequently variously applied.


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  • The genus was named Heliotrygon, a combination of helio – sun – and trygon, which means ray.

    New to Nature No 37: Heliotrygon stingrays

  • Sharks then and their congeners, as the fox-shark and the dog-fish, and the flat fishes, such as the electric ray, the ray, the smooth skate, and the trygon, are first oviparous and then viviparous in the way above mentioned, (as are also the saw-fish and the ox-ray.)

    The History of Animals

  • Fishes, however, that are flat and furnished with tails-as the ray, the trygon, and the like-copulate not only in this way, but also, where the tail from its thinness is no impediment, by mounting of the male upon the female, belly to back.

    The History of Animals

  • Of the flat cartilaginous fish, the trygon and the ray cannot extrude and take in again in consequence of the roughness of the tails of the young.

    The History of Animals

  • The following are deep-sea fishes — the trygon, the cartilaginous fishes, the white conger, the serranus, the erythrinus, and the glaucus.

    The History of Animals

  • Heliotrygon, a combination of helio - sun - and trygon, which means ray.

    The Guardian World News

  • I mean, if you wanted to bring the trygon along, I could dry-run assemble it at home and do all the magnetising myself, still chuck you the 50 magnets for anything else that can be modded, eg warriors, then pass it back to you in a week or so ..?

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  • ■ f Telegonus, the fon of UlylTes by Circe, coming to Ithaca to fee his father, was denied entrance by the fcrvants; upon which a quarrel enfiied, in which he unfortunately flew his father UlyfTes with a fpear or arrow, pointed with the bone of a trygon, a poifonous filh.

    The works of the English poets; with prefaces, biographical and critical


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