eagle ray

noun

Definition of eagle ray

: any of several widely distributed large active marine stingrays (family Myliobatidae) with broad pectoral fins

Examples of eagle ray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the most cherished wildlife sightings is the spotted eagle ray, which can leap from water to reveal a wingspan of nine feet and a whip tail. Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Feb. 2022 Just coming and jumping in the water and seeing an eagle ray swim up to you. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2021 After doggedly pursuing a school of spotted eagle rays in the Maldives, the United Kingdom’s Henley Spiers nabbed runner-up in the Black and White category with Constellation of Eagle Rays. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2020 Mutton snapper, large stingrays, spotted eagle rays and moray eels are also common. USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2020 The spotted eagle ray at the Texas State Aquarium currently weighs 30 pounds and has a wingspan of four feet. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, 7 June 2018 The rude drivers who used to accompany him on his travels have been replaced by manatees, dolphins, pelicans and spotted eagle rays. Linda Roberston, Sun-Sentinel.com, 9 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of eagle ray

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eagle ray was circa 1856

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“Eagle ray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eagle%20ray. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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