Moray meaning

môrā, mə-rā
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Any of numerous often brightly colored marine eels of the family Muraenidae, having a large mouth with sharp teeth.
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Any of a family (Muraenidae, order Anguilliformes) of voracious eels of warm seas, characterized by brilliant coloring and found esp. among coral reefs: the Mediterranean moray is valued as a food fish.
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(place) Administrative division of NE Scotland: formerly a county & district.
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Any of the large cosmopolitan carnivorous eels of the family Muraenidae.
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A county in northern Scotland.
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Origin of moray

  • Portuguese moréia from Latin mūrēna from Greek mūraina from mūros a kind of eel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Portuguese moreia, from Latin muraena (“sea eel, lamprey"), from Ancient Greek σμυραινα (smyraina), from σμυρος (smyros, “sea eel").

    From Wiktionary