Dev"il*fish` (?), n. Zool. (a)

A huge ray (Manta birostris ∨ Cephaloptera vampyrus) of the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Atlantic coasts. Several other related species take the same name. See Cephaloptera.

(b)

A large cephalopod, especially the very large species of Octopus and Architeuthis

. See Octopus. (c)

The gray whale of the Pacific coast

. See Gray whale. (d)

The goosefish or angler (Lophius), and other allied fishes. See Angler.

 

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