One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having the form of a skate or ray; specifically belonging to or characteristic of the order Rajiformes, which comprises the rays, skates, and allied fishes.
A fish of the order Rajiformes; a ray, skate, or allied fish.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Francis Day (1829–1889), military surgeon and ichthyologist. From Raja + -iform. In later use after scientific Latin Rajiformes, order name (L. S. Berg, 1940).
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