mako shark

noun ma·ko shark \ˈmā-(ˌ)kō-, ˈmä-\

Definition of mako shark

  1. :  either of two relatively slender mackerel sharks (Isurus paucus and I. oxyrinchus) that are dark blue above and white below with long pointed snouts and that are notable sport fish —called also mako — see shark illustration

Origin and Etymology of mako shark

Maori mako mako shark

First Known Use: 1848

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