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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 manta in the sense of this definition

(manta 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 manta ) 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 manta ) small manta (to 4 feet) that travels in schools

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

Definition 2: a blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl - [noun denoting artifact]

(manta is a kind of ...) bedding that keeps a person warm in bed

"he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep"

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