Definition of devil ray in English:

devil ray

Syllabification: dev·il ray

noun

  • A large, long-tailed ray that has a fleshy, hornlike projection on each side of the mouth. It occurs on or near the surface of warm seas and feeds on plankton.
    • Family Mobulidae: two genera and several species, including the manta
    More example sentences
    • I could tell that David was quite taken with the critters, because on the rest of the dive he managed to miss two sea snakes, one devil ray and a monster barramundi cod.
    • The fish belong to a family of rays, including manta rays and devil rays, that are known for their frequent and flamboyant jumping, though the habit remains poorly understood by scientists.
    • Charging ‘sumo’ size silvertip sharks in pairs; eagle rays; devil rays; leopard sharks; nurse sharks; whitetips - they are everywhere.’

More definitions of devil ray

Definition of devil ray in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: məˈlôrd
noun
used to address an English nobleman