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moray 1

Pronunciation: /mɒˈreɪ/
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒreɪ/
(also moray eel)

noun

A mainly nocturnal eel-like predatory fish of warm seas, which typically hides in crevices with just the head protruding.
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with moray

foray

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Moray 2

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

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