There are 2 main definitions of moray in English:


Line breaks: moray
Pronunciation: /mɒˈreɪ
, ˈmɒreɪ
(also moray eel)


A mainly nocturnal eel-like predatory fish of warm seas, which typically hides in crevices with just the head protruding.
More example sentences
  • The rocky reefs and the small caverns formed within them are home to groupers, moray and conger eels, scorpionfish, many octopuses and the occasional spiny lobster.
  • No sea cows or bovines here, but we spotted puffer fish and a giant moray and plenty of groupers.
  • All the familiar reef fish are there plus morays, sting rays, you name it.


early 17th century: from Portuguese moréia, via Latin from Greek muraina.

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There are 2 main definitions of moray in English:


Line breaks: Moray
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌri
(also Morayshire /ˈmʌrɪʃɪə, -ʃə/)