blue shark


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blue shark

n.
A pelagic shark (Prionace glauca) of tropical and temperate oceans, having large eyes and a blue upper body and sides.

blue′ shark′


n.
a slender shark, Prionace glauca, that is deep blue above and pure white below.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue shark - slender cosmopolitan, pelagic sharkblue shark - slender cosmopolitan, pelagic shark; blue body shades to white belly; dangerous especially during maritime disasters
requiem shark - any of numerous sharks from small relatively harmless bottom-dwellers to large dangerous oceanic and coastal species
genus Prionace, Prionace - blue sharks
Translations
requin bleu
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KEEN fisherman Chris Killen once reeled in a 20-foot blue shark in his native New Zealand and stood petrified on a boat just yards away from the monster.
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