great white shark


great white shark

noun

Definition of GREAT WHITE SHARK

:  a large mackerel shark (Carcharodon carcharias) of warm seas that is bluish when young but becomes whitish with age and has been known to attack humans —called also white shark — see shark illustration

First Known Use of GREAT WHITE SHARK

1833

great white shark

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GREAT WHITE SHARK

: a large shark (Carcharodon carcharias of the family Lamnidae) that is bluish when young but becomes whitish with age and has been known to attack humans—called also white shark

great white shark

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Large, aggressive shark (Carcharodon carcharias, family Lamnidae), considered the species most dangerous to humans. It is found in tropical and temperate regions of all oceans and is noted for its voracious appetite. Its diet includes fishes, sea turtles, birds, sea lions, small whales, carcasses, and ships' garbage. The great white is heavy-bodied and has a crescent-shaped tail and large, saw-edged, triangular teeth. It can reach a length of more than 20 ft (6 m) and is generally gray, bluish, or brownish, with the colour shading suddenly into a whitish belly. Though it is widely feared, only a few hundred humans are known to have ever been killed by the great white shark.

Variants of GREAT WHITE SHARK

great white shark or white shark

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