lemon shark

noun

Definition of lemon shark

: a medium-sized requiem shark (Negaprion brevirostris) of warm usually inshore waters that is yellowish brown to gray above with yellow or greenish sides, often congregates in groups, and is usually harmless to humans but may attack if provoked

Examples of lemon shark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four shark species, included sandbar sharks, sand tiger sharks, lemon sharks and nurse sharks, can be spotted in the shark exhibit. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Take a virtual tour of a Phoenix museum or other fun spots during COVID-19. Most are free," 8 Apr. 2020 Walker said this time of year, his charters generally see bull sharks, lemon sharks and nurse sharks, along with an occasional hammerhead. USA TODAY, "Rock slides wreak havoc, close encounters with great white shark, gray whale: News from around our 50 states," 14 Feb. 2020 Spinner dolphins greet tourists in the morning; lemon sharks dive around them during the day, stingrays gather at their feet at dusk. Washington Post, "This Brazilian island wants to show the way to a green future. Businesses, backed by Bolsonaro, see the next Cozumel.," 29 Sep. 2019 According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Erin Davis And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink 'Jaws'," 14 July 2019 According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink ‘Jaws’," 14 July 2019 That list also includes hammerheads, lemon sharks and white sharks. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Florida man reels in 10-foot tiger shark, and followed the rules ... for now," 4 June 2019 According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Erin Davis And Katherine Dillinger, CNN, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink 'Jaws'," 14 July 2019 According to a long-term study on lemon sharks, this particular species is known to return to the location of their birth to mate. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Shark Awareness Day facts to make you rethink ‘Jaws’," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of lemon shark

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Lemon shark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20shark. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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