cat shark

noun

Definition of cat shark

1 : any of several small mottled sharks comprising the galeoid family Scyliorhinidae
3 : any of several small sharks (genus Parascyllum) related to and resembling the carpet sharks

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First Known Use of cat shark

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cat shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%20shark. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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