stingray

noun
sting·ray | \ˈstiŋ-ˌrā \

Definition of stingray 

: any of numerous rays (as of the family Dasyatidae) with one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines near the base of the whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding Learn about behaviors of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during free daily presentations. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca Raton area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 Cownose stingrays may get two to three feet when grown. The Kansas City Zoo, kansascity, "New Stingray Bay Touch Tank Exhibit Now Open at KC Zoo (Sponsored)," 27 June 2018 Now, in addition to learning about sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays, jellyfish and more, a trip through the Caribbean Journey showcases flamingos, tropical birds, two sloths, a green iguana and a variety of sea creatures. San Antonio Express-News, "Your best bets for attractions all around Texas," 12 June 2018 Four baby stingrays tumbled out of the new mother and onto the pier. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Texas fishermen reeled in a pregnant stingray — then witnessed the miracle of life," 29 May 2018 Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding Learn about behaviors of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during free daily presentations. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca Raton area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding Learn about behaviors of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during free daily presentations. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boca Raton area events July 18-28," 13 July 2018 As Ars has reported for years, stingrays are in use by both local and federal law enforcement agencies nationwide. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Judge slams Tacoma for not releasing stingray records," 1 July 2018 However, this spine will be removed so patrons can safely touch the stingrays. The Kansas City Zoo, kansascity, "New Stingray Bay Touch Tank Exhibit Now Open at KC Zoo (Sponsored)," 27 June 2018

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1624, in the meaning defined above

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stingray

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stingray

: a type of fish that has a large, flat body and a long tail with spines on it that are used to sting other animals

stingray

noun
sting·ray | \ˈstiŋ-ˌrā \

Kids Definition of stingray

: a flat fish with a sharp stinging spine on its long thin tail

stingray

noun
sting·ray | \ˈstiŋ-ˌrā also -rē\

Medical Definition of stingray 

: any of numerous large flat cartilaginous fishes (order Rajiformes and especially family Dasyatidae) with one or more large sharp barbed dorsal spines near the base of the whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds

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