from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous chiefly tropical, brightly colored marine eels of the family Muraenidae that are ferocious fighters and commonly inhabit coral reefs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the large cosmopolitan carnivorous eels of the family Muraenidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A muræna.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of many apodal eellike fishes of the family Murænidæ, and especially of the genus Muræna, of which there are several subdivisions, as Sidera. The spotted moray is M. (Sidera) moringa, of the tropical Atlantic, everywhere with innumerable small dark spots in a fine network of the whitish ground-color. Several other morays occur on the southern Atlantic coast of the United States, and M. mordax is a Californian moray attaining a length of 5 feet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. family of brightly colored voracious eels of warm coastal waters; generally nonaggressive to humans but larger species are dangerous if provoked
For tales of terror — try mako, moray, and man o' war
In the shadows lurk moray eels and spiny lobsters, which come into their own during night dives as they make their way into the open in search of smaller prey.
Not even the ugly, saw-tooth smile of a moray eel.
We followed the moray as it swam out over the edge.
In the bay in Amoopi, my son finally managed to direct my attention to what he'd seen: a dark green, black-speckled Mediterranean moray eel coiled near the edge of a vast rocky plateau barely a meter beneath us.
But this is better: There are no sea urchins, moray eels, or crabs at the bottom.
That attracts sharks and other predators, like moray eels, pictured.
However, I'd like to suggest another way of looking at the findings below, which range from the moray eel's remarkable second jaw to the unexpected plumage of dinosaurs.
Much of Obama's success as president relies on whether his significant spending plan lifts us out of the economic moray we find ourselves in.
Today Discovery News reports that moray eels have TWO sets of jaws to eat with.