Definition of eagle ray in English:

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eagle ray

Pronunciation: /ˈēɡəl rā/


A large marine ray with long pointed pectoral fins, a long tail, and a distinct head.
  • Family Myliobatidae: genera Myliobatis and Aetobatus, and several species.
Example sentences
  • While he has never heard of a fatal attack by a spotted eagle ray, Cowen says it is quite common for the animals to leap out of the water.
  • Spiny urchins crawl over much of the fairly lifeless rock, but we do see a moray, some curious wrasse and an eagle ray.
  • At one point, a huge puffer vied for attention with an even bigger hogfish, while an eagle ray dug into the sand beneath an overhang of soft corals.

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Syllabification: ea·gle ray

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