manta ray

EnglishEdit

 
a manta ray (Manta birostris)

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish manta (blanket), after the blanket-shaped trap used to catch them.

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NounEdit

manta ray (plural manta rays)

  1. Any of several very large pelagic rays of the genus Manta, with winglike pectoral fins, a long tail, and two fins resembling horns that project from the head.
    Synonym: manta

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