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 for Eagle ray
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ray \Ray\, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. Roach.] (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order
         Raiae, including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc.
     (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat,
         narrow-tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See
         Skate.
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     Bishop ray, a yellow-spotted, long-tailed eagle ray
        ({Aetobatus narinari syn. Stoasodon narinari) of the
        Southern United States and the West Indies; also called
        the spotted eagle ray and white-spotted eagle ray.
  
     Butterfly ray, a short-tailed American sting ray
        ({Pteroplatea Maclura), having very broad pectoral fins.
        
  
     Devil ray. See Sea Devil.
  
     Eagle ray, any large ray of the family Myliobatidae, or
        Aetobatidae. The common European species ({Myliobatis
        aquila) is called also whip ray, and miller.
  
     Electric ray, or Cramp ray, a torpedo.
  
     Starry+ray,+a+common+European+skate+({Raia+radiata">Starry ray, a common European skate ({Raia radiata).
  
     Sting ray, any one of numerous species of rays of the
        family Trygonidae having one or more large, sharp,
        barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also
        stingaree.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Eagle \Ea"gle\, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
     named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
     Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.]
     1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
        esp. of the genera Aquila and Hali[ae]etus. The eagle
        is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
        keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
        noted species are the golden eagle ({Aquila
        chrysa["e]tus); the imperial eagle of Europe ({Aquila
        mogilnik or Aquila imperialis); the American bald eagle
        ({Hali[ae]etus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle
        ({Hali[ae]etus albicilla); and the great harpy eagle
        ({Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the
        king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and
        also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald
        eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten
        dollars.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
        star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
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     4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
        of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
        standard of any people.
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              Though the Roman eagle shadow thee.   --Tennyson.
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     Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
           under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
           national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
           an emblem a double-headed eagle.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bald eagle. See Bald eagle.
  
     Bold eagle. See under Bold.
  
     Double eagle, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty
        dollars.
  
     Eagle hawk (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
        hawk of the genus Morphnus.
  
     Eagle owl (Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo,
        and allied genera; as the American great horned owl ({Bubo
        Virginianus), and the allied European species ({B.
        maximus). See Horned owl.
  
     Eagle ray (Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
        Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila).
  
     Eagle vulture (Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
        ({Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several
        respects, between the eagles and vultures.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  eagle ray
      n 1: powerful free-swimming tropical ray noted for `soaring' by
           flapping winglike fins; usually harmless but has venomous
           tissue near base of the tail as in stingrays

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