Greenland shark

noun

: a large shark (Somniosus microcephalus) of arctic seas having a small head, weak jaws, small teeth, very small fins, and skin covered uniformly with minute tubercles

called also sleeper shark

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Greenland shark was in 1820

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“Greenland shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Greenland%20shark. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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