stingray

[ sting-rey ]
/ ˈstɪŋˌreɪ /

noun

any of the rays, especially of the family Dasyatidae, having a long, flexible tail armed near the base with a strong, serrated bony spine with which they can inflict painful wounds.

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Origin of stingray

First recorded in 1605–15; sting + ray2
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British Dictionary definitions for stingray

stingray
/ (ˈstɪŋˌreɪ) /

noun

any ray of the family Dasyatidae, having a whiplike tail bearing a serrated venomous spine capable of inflicting painful weals on man
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