cow shark

cow shark
noun
large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seas
Hypernyms: ↑shark
Member Holonyms: ↑Hexanchus, ↑genus Hexanchus

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noun
: a shark of the family Hexanchidae; especially : a large shark (Hexanchus griseus) having six gill openings on each side and being widely distributed in warm and temperate seas

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any of several sharks constituting the family Hexanchidae, having six or seven gill openings on each side of the head.

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cow shark noun
Any primitive shark of the family Hexanchidae, having six or seven gill slits
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Main Entry:cow

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cow shark,
a large shark with six pairs of gill slits, found in European and West Indian waters.

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n. a dull gray or brown shark that lives mainly in deep water, esp. in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. Hexanchus griseus, family Hexanchidae

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