Starry ray

a common European skate (Raia radiata).
(Zool.) a European skate (Raia radiata); - so called from the stellate bases of the dorsal spines.

See also: Ray, Starry

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At 102x starry rays and arcs adorn the halo, with many relatively bright gems sharply standing out from the fainter chips.
3 : having parts arranged like a star <The spokes of the cogwheel stood out in starry rays .
This probably explains, Reynolds notes, why populations of the smallest species, such as the starry rays (Raja radiata), seem to have mushroomed.