manta ray

noun

Definition of manta ray

:devil ray; especially :a ray (Manta birostris) that averages 22 feet (6.7 meters) in width with a weight reaching 3000 pounds (1361 kilograms)

Examples of manta ray in a Sentence

  1. the manta ray blended in beautifully with the sandy ocean floor

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First Known Use of manta ray

1951

manta ray Synonyms

Synonyms
manta, devilfish, sea devil
Related Words
ray, skate

MANTA RAY Defined for Kids

manta ray

noun man·ta ray \ ˈman-tə- \

Definition of manta ray for Students

:a very large ray of warm seas that has fins that resemble wings


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