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A heavy-bodied mackerel shark (Lamna nasus) chiefly of temperate waters.

[Cornish porbugel.]


(Animals) any of several voracious sharks of the genus Lamna, esp L. nasus, of northern seas: family Isuridae. Also called: mackerel shark
[C18: from Cornish porgh-bugel, of obscure origin]


(ˈpɔrˌbi gəl)

a large, voracious mackerel shark, Lamna nasus, of northern seas, having a crescent-shaped tail.
[1750–60; < Cornish porghbugel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porbeagle - voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacificporbeagle - voracious pointed-nose shark of northern Atlantic and Pacific
mackerel shark - fierce pelagic and oceanic sharks
genus Lamna, Lamna - a genus of Lamnidae
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Recognizing that implementation of the listings for the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini), great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran), smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zigaena) and the porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus) will take some preparation, Parties decided that the entry into force of the inclusion in Appendix II should be delayed by 18 months, until 14 September 2014.
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