Definitions of devilfish
  1. noun
    bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
    synonyms: octopus
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    type of:
    a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell
  2. noun
    medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific
    synonyms: Eschrichtius gibbosus, Eschrichtius robustus, gray whale, grey whale
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    type of:
    baleen whale, whalebone whale
    whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
  3. noun
    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
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    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:
    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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