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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.
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blue′ shark′


n.
a slender shark, Prionace glauca, that is deep blue above and pure white below.
[1665–75]
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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
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requin bleu
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Staff from the aquarium were involved in recovering the 10-foot blue shark, also known as a tintorera, from the water along with police and local lifeguards.
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