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stingaree

Syllabification: sting·a·ree
Pronunciation: /ˌstiNGəˈrē
 
/

Definition of stingaree in English:

noun

1A cinnamon-brown stingray occurring on sand flats in shallow Australian waters.
  • Urolophus testaceus, family Urolophidae
Example sentences
  • Once sexually mature, stingarees have only one litter per year, usually bearing two to four young.
  • This site is shallow but very interesting with many stingarees, globefish, flathead, velvetfish and salmon.
  • At least six species of stingarees are known to live along the New South Wales coast.
1.1US & Australian/New Zealand informal Any stingray.
Example sentences
  • The sloop smack S.R. Packer arrived at New-London, Conn., Thursday from Montauk and brought the skeleton of a 200-pound stingaree, which he harpooned off the Block Island breakwater.

Origin

mid 19th century: alteration of stingray.

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