Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


name applied to the manta rayray,
extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
..... Click the link for more information.
 and to an American species of octopusoctopus,
cephalopod mollusk having no shell, eight muscular arms or tentacles, a pouch-shaped body, and two large, highly developed eyes. The prey (crabs, lobsters, and other shellfish) is seized by the sucker-bearing arms and pulled into the web of tissue at the base of the
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Manuel Hernandez, right, Commanding Officer aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), addresses Sailors assigned to Spruance and the Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 "Devilfish" detachment following the pinning ceremony for the first Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist program aboard a destroyer.
If ever there was example of playing the cards you were dealt in life with a smile on your face, looking towards the positives not the negatives, the Devilfish was it.
Using O'Dell's first-person voice with the distinctive rhythm and speech patterns of the Spanish language, Ramon Salazar, a 16-year-old boy, tells about his battle with el Diablo Manta (the monster devilfish) who is ready to use his powers to recover "La Perla del Universo, La Perla Perfecta, La Perla del Cielo (The Pearl of the Universe, The Paragon of Pearls, The Great Pearl of Heaven)!" Based on a California legend, readers will find Ramon's efforts to keep the special gem, despite the fierce devilfish, both engaging and gripping, as they highlight the conflict between superstition and reason.
Wilson, Des, 2006, Swimming with the Devilfish: Under the Surface of Professional Poker.
The New Bedford bark South America hunted gray whales (referred to as "devilfish" and "ripsacks") in the bay for most of January and February 1858, taking two large whales (27 January, 2 February; Fig.
Slattery also discussed the need to acquire original off-net shows like The Sopranos, for which they hired British creative consulting agency Devilfish to churn out a series of cinematic and darkly funny promos.
Three-time Olympic javelin medallist Steve Backley links up with James Wade, while poker legend David "Devilfish" Ulliott partners Peter Manley and cricket star Phil Tufnell has been paired with Raymond Barneveld.
Given this background, the success enjoyed by Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott in winning his first bounty tournament at last month gave him a great deal of satisfaction.
Have you ever heard of the deadly devilfish or the mythical Loch Ness monster?
Ladbrokes decided the day's play would finish when we were down to only 36 people and with the professional players like Dave "Devilfish" Ulliot out my chance of claiming the top prize of pounds 225,000 was growing...
WATCHING a re-run of the Ladbrokes Poker Million, I couldn't help but be impressed at the patience shown by Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott.