eagle ray

[ ee-guhl rey ]
/ ˈi gəl ˌreɪ /

noun

any of several rays of the family Myliobatidae, found in tropical seas and noted for the soaring movements by which they propel themselves through the water: Myliobatis aquila(common eagle ray ), threatened from intensive fishing in the Mediterranean, is classified as data deficient because its relatively unthreatened populations in the southeastern Atlantic may be a different species.

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Origin of eagle ray

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for eagle ray

eagle ray

noun

any of various rays of the family Myliobatidae, related to the stingrays but having narrower pectoral fins and a projecting snout with heavily browed eyes
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