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Definition: sea devil
([o^]ks), n.; pl. Oxen
. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G.
ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth.
a['u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle.
[root]214. Cf. Humid
The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal
when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The
word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of
bovine animals, male and female.
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field.
--Ps. viii. 7.
Note: The castrated male is called a steer until it attains
its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated
somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male,
not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are
well established in regard to domestic animals of this
genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox
is often applied both to the male and the female. The
name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or
female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both
the male and the female.
(Zo["o]l.), the yak.
(Zo["o]l.), the zebu.
(Zo["o]l.), the banteng.
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Musk
. See Ox gall
, the fresh gall of the domestic ox; -- used in the
arts and in medicine.
, ox marrow. [Obs.] --Marston.
(Zo["o]l.), a very large ray (Dicerobatis Giorn[ae]
) of Southern Europe. It has a hornlike organ
projecting forward from each pectoral fin. It sometimes
becomes twenty feet long and twenty-eight feet broad, and
weighs over a ton. Called also sea devil
To have the black ox tread on one's foot
, to be
unfortunate; to know what sorrow is (because black oxen
were sacrificed to Pluto). --Leigh Hunt.
manta ray \manta ray\
An extremely large pelagic tropical ray of the family
, that feeds on plankton and small fishes. It is
usually harmless but its size (up to 20 feet across and up to
a ton in weight) make it dangerous if harpooned. Called also
, sea devil
. See also Cephaloptera
and Sea devil
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
(s[e^]f`[.a]*l[o^]p"t[-e]*r[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. kefalh`
head + ptero`n wing.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the generic names of the gigantic ray (Manta birostris
) of the family Mobulidae
, known as devilfish
and manta ray
. It is common on the
coasts of South Carolina, Florida, and farther south, and is
sometimes found as far north as New York Bay. Some of them
grow to enormous size, becoming twenty feet of more across
the body, and weighing more than a ton.