great white shark

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great white shark

n.
A large shark (Carcharodon carcharias) of temperate and tropical waters that grows to about 6 meters (20 feet), is gray or blue-gray with a white underside, and feeds on fish and marine mammals.

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n.
a large shark, Carcharodon carcharias, that occasionally attacks swimmers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.great white shark - large aggressive shark widespread in warm seasgreat white shark - large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon - man-eating sharks
Translations
Weißer Hai
gran tiburón blanco
valkohai
grand requin blanc
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