Definition of Stingray

1. Noun. Large venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds.

Generic synonyms: Ray
Group relationships: Dasyatidae, Family Dasyatidae
Specialized synonyms: Dasyatis Centroura, Roughtail Stingray, Butterfly Ray



Definition of Stingray

1. Noun. any of various large, venomous rays, of the orders ''Rajiformes'' and ''Myliobatiformes'', having a barbed, whiplike tail ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stingray

1. a flat-bodied marine fish [n -RAYS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stingray

stingfish
stingfishes
stingier
stingiest
stingily
stinginess
stinginesses
stinging
stinging hair
stinging nettle
stingingly
stingings
stingless
stingo
stingos
stingray (current term)
stingrays
stings
stingy
stink
stink-bomb
stink-cat
stink-cats
stink badger
stink badgers
stink bell
stink bomb
stink bombs
stink bug
stink bugs

Literary usage of Stingray

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

1. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"If someone killed a stingray, as in killing a shark, one went to the stingray manager to ask and obtain forgiveness. stingray managers were also paid a fee ..."

2. Under Heaven's Brow: Pre-Christian Religious Tradition in Chuuk by Ward Hunt Goodenough (2002)
"If someone killed a stingray, as in killing a shark, one went to the stingray manager to ask and obtain forgiveness. stingray managers were also paid a fee ..."

3. Antigua and the Antiguans: a Full Account of the Colony and Its Inhabitants by Flannigan, Lanaghan (1844)
"... animals—Whales—Thrasher—Grampus— Porpoise—Shark—Anecdote of the Young Creole—Death of the sailor-boy — Remora — Pilot fish—Dolphins — Jew fish—stingray ..."

4. Historical Records of New South Wales by Frank Murcott Bladen, New South Wales (1893)
"[Moored in stingray Bay.]—Little wind and 1770 pleasant weather ... [Moored in stingray Bay.]—Ditto weather ; Hawk'ew'th, employed as before ; small success ..."

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