One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of various skates (family Rajidae) having small dark spots or small projecting thorns with star-shaped bases scattered over the upper surface, especially Raja stellulata.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer.
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