from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See manta.
- n. See octopus.
- n. See gray whale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several unrelated marine animals
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A huge ray (Manta birostris or Cephaloptera vampyrus) of the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic coasts. Several other related species take the same name. See cephaloptera.
- n. A large cephalopod, especially the very large species of Octopus and Architeuthis. See octopus.
- n. The gray whale of the Pacific coast. See gray whale.
- n. The goosefish or angler (Lophius), and other allied fishes. See angler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, a name of various marine animals of large size or uncanny appearance.
- n. Any large cuttlefish, as an octopus or an architeuthis.
- n. Lacepedia cataphracta, a fish found in Australian waters.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
- n. bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
- n. medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific
devil + fish (Wiktionary)