Definition of manta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

manta

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmæntə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntə//
 
(also manta ray) Fish
 
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a large fish that lives in tropical seas and swims by moving two parts like large flat wings See related entries: Fish Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Latin American Spanish, literally ‘large blanket’.
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