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 for electric 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.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     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 :

  Electric \E*lec"tric\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]k), Electrical
  \E*lec"tric*al\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber,
     a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming
     sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The
     name came from the production of electricity by the friction
     of amber.]
     1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing,
        derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
        power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an
        electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current;
        an electrical engineer.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as,
        an electric or electrical machine or substance; an
        electric generator.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. "Electric Pindar."
        --Mrs. Browning.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. powered by electricity; as, electrical appliances; an
        electric toothbrush; an electric automobile.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     Electric atmosphere, or Electric aura. See under Aura.
        
  
     Electrical battery. See Battery.
  
     Electrical brush. See under Brush.
  
     Electric cable. See Telegraph cable, under Telegraph.
        
  
     Electric candle. See under Candle.
  
     Electric cat (Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species
        of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus (esp. M.
        electricus of the Nile). They have a large electrical
        organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also
        sheathfish.
  
     Electric clock. See under Clock, and see
        Electro-chronograph.
  
     Electric current, a current or stream of electricity
        traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting
        substances, or passing by means of conductors from one
        body to another which is in a different electrical state.
        
  
     Electric eel, or Electrical eel (Zo["o]l.), a South
        American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus
        ({G. electricus), from two to five feet in length,
        capable of giving a violent electric shock. See
        Gymnotus.
  
     Electrical fish (Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an
        electrical organ by means of which it can give an
        electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo,
        the gymnotus, or electrical eel, and the electric
        cat. See Torpedo, and Gymnotus.
  
     Electric fluid, the supposed matter of electricity;
        lightning. [archaic]
  
     Electrical image (Elec.), a collection of electrical points
        regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena,
        an image of certain other electrical points, and used in
        the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson.
  
     Electric machine, or Electrical machine, an apparatus for
        generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by
        friction.
  
     Electric motor. See Electro-motor, 2.
  
     Electric osmose. (Physics) See under Osmose.
  
     Electric pen, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for
        multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at
        great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the
        penhandle.
  
     Electric railway, a railway in which the machinery for
        moving the cars is driven by an electric current.
  
     Electric ray (Zo["o]l.), the torpedo.
  
     Electric telegraph. See Telegraph.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  electric ray
      n 1: any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order
           Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs
           on each side of the head capable of emitting strong
           electric discharges [syn: electric ray, crampfish,
           numbfish, torpedo]

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