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Definition of Eagle ray

Eagle ray
Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. Roach.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow-tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See Skate. Bishop ray, a yellow-spotted, long-tailed eagle ray (Stoasodon n[`a]rinari) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. Butterfly ray, a short-tailed American sting ray (Pteroplatea Maclura), having very broad pectoral fins. Devil ray. See Sea Devil. Eagle ray, any large ray of the family Myliobatid[ae], or [AE]tobatid[ae]. The common European species (Myliobatis aquila) is called also whip ray, and miller. Electric ray, or Cramp ray, a torpedo. Starry ray, a common European skate (Raia radiata). Sting ray, any one of numerous species of rays of the family Trygonid[ae] having one or more large, sharp, barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also stingaree.
Eagle ray
Eagle Ea"gle, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob. named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf. Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Hali[ae]etus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysa["e]tus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik or imperialis); the American bald eagle (Hali[ae]etus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle. 2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars. 3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila. 4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people. Though the Roman eagle shadow thee. --Tennyson. Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for an emblem a double-headed eagle. Bald eagle. See Bald eagle. Bold eagle. See under Bold. Double eagle, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty dollars. Eagle hawk (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American hawk of the genus Morphnus. Eagle owl (Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo, and allied genera; as the American great horned owl (Bubo Virginianus), and the allied European species (B. maximus). See Horned owl. Eagle ray (Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila). Eagle vulture (Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid (Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several respects, between the eagles and vultures.

Meaning of Eagle ray from wikipedia

- The eagle rays are a group of cartilaginous fishes in the family Myliobatidae, consisting mostly of large species living in the open ocean rather than...
- The spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus narinari) is a cartilaginous fish of the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae. As traditionally recognized, it is found globally...
- The ocellated eagle ray (Aetobatus ocellatus) is a species of cartilaginous fish in the eagle ray family Myliobatidae. It is found in the tropical Indo-West...
- The New Zealand eagle ray or Australian eagle ray (Myliobatis tenuicaudatus) is an eagle ray of the family Myliobatidae, found in bays, estuaries, and...
- The Pacific white-spotted eagle ray (Aetobatus laticeps) is a species of cartilaginous fish in the eagle ray family Myliobatidae. It is found in the tropical...
- The longheaded eagle ray (Aetobatus flagellum) is a species of eagle ray in the family Myliobatidae. The longheaded eagle ray, like other members of the...
- eagle ray (Myliobatis tobijei), also known as the cowhead eagle ray, or kite ray, is a ray species in the family Myliobatidae. The ****anese eagle ray...
- The Southern eagle ray (Myliobatis goodei), sometimes known as the Southern eagle fish or the rockfish, is a ray species in the family Myliobatidae. It...
- The ornate eagle ray or reticulate eagle ray (Aetomylaeus vespertilio) is a species of large stingray of the Myliobatidae family. Aetomylaeus vespertilio...
- The common eagle ray (Myliobatis aquila) is a species of fish in the family Myliobatidae. It inhabits the eastern Atlantic Ocean (North Sea to South Africa)...
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