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Definition 1: extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for devilfish in the sense of this definition

(devilfish is a kind of ...) cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

(... is a kind of devilfish ) largest manta (to 22 feet across wings); found worldwide but common in Gulf of Mexico and along southern coasts of United States; primarily oceanic

(... is a kind of devilfish ) small manta (to 4 feet) that travels in schools

(... is a member of devilfish) large rays lacking venomous spines: mantas

Definition 2: bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for devilfish in the sense of this definition

(devilfish is a kind of ...) a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell

(devilfish is a part of ...) tentacles of octopus prepared as food

(... is a member of devilfish) type genus of the family Octopodidae

Definition 3: medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for devilfish in the sense of this definition

(devilfish is a kind of ...) whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water

(... is a member of devilfish) type and sole genus of the Eschrichtiidae

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