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whipray

[hwip-rey, wip-] /ˈʰwɪpˌreɪ, ˈwɪp-/
noun
1.
any ray having a long, whiplike tail, especially a stingray.
Origin of whipray
1690-1700
First recorded in 1690-1700; whip + ray2
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  • Bushy showed us what he called a fish-whip, made from the whipray, a fish quite new to us, but indigenous to these waters.

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