There are 2 definitions of Moray in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌri
(also Morayshire /ˈmʌrɪʃɪə, -ʃə/)
  • A council area and former county of northern Scotland, bordered on the north by the Moray Firth; administrative centre, Elgin.

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There are 2 definitions of Moray in English:


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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.
    • Family Muraenidae: several genera and numerous species, including Muraena helena of the East Atlantic and Mediterranean
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    • 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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