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Definition of "moray" [mor•ay]

  • Any of numerous chiefly tropical, brightly colored marine eels of the family Muraenidae that are ferocious fighters and commonly inhabit coral reefs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "moray" in a sentence
  • "For tales of terror — try mako, moray, and man o' war"
  • "In the shadows lurk moray eels and spiny lobsters, which come into their own during night dives as they make their way into the open in search of smaller prey."
  • "Not even the ugly, saw-tooth smile of a moray eel."