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 for Starry 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 :

  Starry \Star"ry\ (st[aum]r"r[y^]), a.
     1. Abounding with stars; adorned with stars. "Above the
        starry sky." --Pope.
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     2. Consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar;
        stellary; as, starry light; starry flame.
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              Do not Christians and Heathens, Jews and Gentiles,
              poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry
              influence?                            --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. Shining like stars; sparkling; as, starry eyes.
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     4. Arranged in rays like those of a star; stellate.
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     Starry+ray+(Zool.),+a+European+skate+({Raia+radiata">Starry ray (Zool.), a European skate ({Raia radiata); --
        so called from the stellate bases of the dorsal spines.
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