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MANTA RAY

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MANTA RAY (noun)
  The noun MANTA RAY has 1 sense:

1. extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned

  Familiarity information: MANTA RAY used as a noun is very rare.


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MANTA RAY (noun)


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Meaning:

Extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned

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Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

manta ray; manta; devilfish

Hypernyms ("manta ray" is a kind of...):

ray (cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "manta ray"):

Atlantic manta; Manta birostris (largest manta (to 22 feet across wings); found worldwide but common in Gulf of Mexico and along southern coasts of United States; primarily oceanic)

devil ray; Mobula hypostoma (small manta (to 4 feet) that travels in schools)

Holonyms ("manta ray" is a member of...):

family Mobulidae; Mobulidae (large rays lacking venomous spines: mantas)


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