genus Manta

noun
a genus of Mobulidae
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Mobulidae, ↑family Mobulidae
Member Meronyms: ↑Atlantic manta, ↑Manta birostris

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • manta — /man teuh/; Sp. /mahn tah/, n., pl. mantas / teuhz/; Sp. / tahs/. 1. (in Spain and Spanish America) a cloak or wrap. 2. the type of blanket or cloth used on a horse or mule. 3. Mil. a movable shelter formerly used to protect besiegers, as when… …   Universalium

  • Manta birostris — noun largest manta (to 22 feet across wings); found worldwide but common in Gulf of Mexico and along southern coasts of United States; primarily oceanic • Syn: ↑Atlantic manta • Hypernyms: ↑manta, ↑manta ray, ↑devilfish • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • manta ray — /ˈmæntə reɪ/ (say mantuh ray) noun any of several rays of the genus Manta, widely distributed in warm seas, sometimes reaching a width of six metres, with earlike flaps on either side of the head; devilfish. Also, manta …   Australian English dictionary

  • manta ray — noun Any of several very large pelagic rays of the genus Manta, with winglike pectoral fins, a long tail, and two fins resembling horns that project from the head …   Wiktionary

  • manta — man•ta [[t]ˈmæn tə, ˈmɑn [/t]] n. pl. tas 1) clo (in Spain and Spanish America) a cloak or wrap 2) ich Also called man′ta ray ,devilfish any warm water ray of the family Mobulidae, esp. of the genus Manta measuring up to 24 ft. (7.3 m) across. •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Manta hamiltoni — Manta hamiltoni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Manta ehrenbergii — Manta ehrenbergii …   Wikipédia en Français

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