Greenland shark


Definition of Greenland shark

: 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

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First Known Use of Greenland shark

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Greenland shark was in 1820

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“Greenland shark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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