devilfish

Primary Meanings of devilfish

1.
n
bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
2.
n
medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific
3.
n
extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
Full Definitions of devilfish
1

n bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles

Synonyms:
octopus
Type of:
octopod
a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
2

n medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific

Synonyms:
Eschrichtius gibbosus, Eschrichtius robustus, gray whale, grey whale
Type of:
baleen whale, whalebone whale
whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
3

n extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned

Synonyms:
manta, manta ray
Types:
Atlantic manta, Manta birostris
largest manta (to 22 feet across wings); found worldwide but common in Gulf of Mexico and along southern coasts of United States; primarily oceanic
Mobula hypostoma, devil ray
small manta (to 4 feet) that travels in schools
Type of:
ray
cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

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