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stingray

[sting-rey] /ˈstɪŋˌreɪ/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; sting + ray2
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British Dictionary definitions for sting ray

stingray

/ˈstɪŋˌreɪ/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for sting ray

stingray

n.

1620s, from sting + ray (n.2).

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