gata

noun
ga·​ta | \ ˈgätə \
plural -s

Definition of gata

: a shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) of the warmer parts of the Atlantic ocean

called also nurse shark

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History and Etymology for gata

American Spanish, from Spanish, female cat, from Late Latin catta cat

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“Gata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gata. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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