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nurse shark

noun

Definition of NURSE SHARK

:  any of various sharks (as family Ginglymostomatidae); especially :  a shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) of warm waters

Origin of NURSE SHARK

alteration of nusse
First Known Use: 1851

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