any of numerous chiefly tropical eels of the family Muraenidae, having porelike gill openings and no pectoral fins.
- Also called moray eel .
Other definitions for Moray (2 of 2)
a historic county in NE Scotland, on Moray Firth.
- Formerly Elgin.
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How to use moray in a sentence
Most fish are suction feeders, and require water to help usher food into their bellies, but the snowflake moray overcomes this with its unique physiology.
Over six years, Mehta, her co-author Kyle Donohoe, and various students would use reinforcements to train morays to feed on the ramps inside their custom tanks.
In fact, she remembers, local fishermen often caught morays by placing squids on the shore and waiting for the eels to arrive.
According to the Daily Mirror, William is keen to transfer to RAF Lossiemouth, moray, in 2013.Is Kate Middleton Pregnant? Royal Baby Watch Heats Up. | Tom Sykes | November 17, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
In front of her house (moray Place) stood a cart of coals, which the poor victim of the carter was unable to drag along.Library Notes | A. P. Russell
She was the daughter of Randolph, Earl of moray, and inherited from her father a fierce, intrepid spirit.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2) | Ellen C. Clayton
James of Douglas, seeing that moray was very hard pressed, asked the king's permission to go to his assistance.Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
The estate belongs to the Earl of moray, the owner of Doune and of many broad lands in the north.
Twenty-six new species of crustacea were discovered by himself alone in the moray Firth.
British Dictionary definitions for moray (1 of 3)
any voracious marine coastal eel of the family Muraenidae, esp Muraena helena, marked with brilliant patterns and colours
British Dictionary definitions for Moray (2 of 3)
a council area and historical county of NE Scotland: part of Grampian region from 1975 to 1996: mainly hilly, with the Cairngorm mountains in the S. Administrative centre: Elgin. Pop: 87 460 (2003 est). Area: 2238 sq km (874 sq miles): Former name: Elgin
British Dictionary definitions for Moray (3 of 3)
1st Earl of, title of James Stuart. ?1531–70, regent of Scotland (1567–70) following the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots, his half-sister. He defeated Mary and Bothwell at Langside (1568); assassinated by a follower of Mary
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