1. [ noun ] (zoology) bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
Synonyms: octopus
Related terms: octopod genus_Octopus octopus
2. [ noun ] (zoology) medium-sized grayish-black whale of the north Pacific
Synonyms: Eschrichtius_gibbosus Eschrichtius_robustus gray_whale
Related terms: baleen_whale Eschrichtius
3. [ noun ] (zoology) extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
Synonyms: manta_ray manta
Related terms: ray devil_ray Atlantic_manta Mobulidae
Similar spelling:   Devilbiss