manta ray

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English[edit]

a manta ray (Manta birostris)
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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish manta, so called because they were caught using a blanket-shaped trap called a manta.

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Noun[edit]

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.

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