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

  Sting \Sting\, n. [AS. sting a sting. See Sting, v. t.]
     1. (Zool.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially
        when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict
        a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion.
        The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The
        caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified
        dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang
        of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion.
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     2. (Bot.) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which
        secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these
        hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid
        is pressed into it.
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     3. Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the
        stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.
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              The sting of death is sin.            --1 Cor. xv.
                                                    56.
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     4. The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging;
        a wound inflicted by stinging. "The lurking serpent's
        mortal sting." --Shak.
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     5. A goad; incitement. --Shak.
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     6. The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
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     Sting moth (Zool.), an Australian moth ({Doratifera
        vulnerans) whose larva is armed, at each end of the body,
        with four tubercles bearing powerful stinging organs.
  
     Sting ray. (Zool.) See under 6th Ray.
  
     Sting winkle (Zool.), a spinose marine univalve shell of
        the genus Murex, as the European species ({Murex
        erinaceus). See Illust. of Murex.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sting ray \Sting ray\ or Stingray \Sting"ray`\, n.
     Any one of numerous rays of the family Dasyatidae, syn.
     Trygonidae, having one or more large sharp barbed dorsal
     spines, on the whiplike tail, capable of inflicting severe
     wounds. Some species reach a large size, and some, esp., on
     the American Pacific coast, are very destructive to oysters.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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