Carcharias

noun

Car·​char·​i·​as
kärˈka(a)rēəs
1
: the type and sole recent genus of Carchariidae that comprises the common sand sharks
2
in some classifications : a genus of sharks variously limited
especially : one coextensive with the genus Carcharhinus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek karcharias, a shark, from karcharos sawlike, jagged; akin to Sanskrit khara harsh, rough

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“Carcharias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carcharias. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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