Definition of Homelyn

1. n. The European sand ray (Raia maculata); -- called also home, mirror ray, and rough ray.

Definition of Homelyn

1. Noun. ''Raia maculata'', the European sand ray. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homelyn

1. the spotted ray [n -S]

Medical Definition of Homelyn

1. The European sand ray (Raia maculata). Synonym: home, mirror ray, and rough ray. Origin: Scot. Hommelin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Homelyn

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homelyn (current term)
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Literary usage of Homelyn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of British Fishes by William Yarrell (1841)
"to distinguish it from the Thornback and homelyn, which are also popularly called Skate, is not so commonly taken as either, but is still better than either ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall by Royal Institution of Cornwall (1875)
"This and the Thornback are our chief edible rays. The homelyn beyond question includes tho Cuckoo Ray of Couch. I have seen them of. all gradations from ..."

3. A Cornish Fauna: Being a Compendium of the Natural History of the County by Jonathan Couch, Richard Quiller Couch (1878)
"The homelyn (Raia maculata). This and the Thornback are our chief edible rays. The homelyn beyond question includes the Cuckoo Eay of Couch. ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Of British species, two of the most common are the Thornback (qv) and the homelyn (qv). Another is the Common Skate, also called the Blue Skate or Gray ..."

5. Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Physiological Series of by Richard Owen, Royal College of Surgeons of England Museum (1840)
"... tubuli of the gland is displayed on one of the divided surfaces of the lobe. 3235. Two ova of a large species of homelyn (Raia), each containing a ..."

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