angel shark


Definition of angel shark

: a shark of the family Squatinidae : monkfish sense 1

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First Known Use of angel shark

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angel shark

so called from its wing-shaped pectoral fins

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“Angel shark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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