requiem shark

variants: or less commonly requiem

Definition of requiem shark

: any of a family (Carcharhinidae) of sharks (such as the tiger shark or blue shark) that are found in tropical and temperate waters, are usually gray to brown above and yellow to white below, have a rounded snout with bladelike teeth, and include some that have been known to attack people

Examples of requiem shark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latest discovery, called the Carcharhinus tingae, is in the same genus as the modern bull sharks and dusky sharks, but its teeth were most similar to the requiem shark or the grey reef shark. Dennis Pillion |, al, 27 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of requiem shark

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for requiem shark

obsolete French requiem shark, alteration of French requin

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“Requiem shark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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