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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The largest of the Ray species that live in the North Sea are called a Skate and have become rare since the 1960s - while others include the Spotted Ray, Thornback Ray, and Starry Ray.
At 102x starry rays and arcs adorn the halo, with many relatively bright gems sharply standing out from the fainter chips.