skaamoog

noun

skaam·​oog
ˈskäˌmōg
plural -s
southern Africa
: a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans, from skaam to be ashamed (from Dutch schamen, from Middle Dutch) + oog eye, from D, from Middle Dutch oge; probably from the habit of folding the tail over the head when caught; akin to Old High German ouga eye

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“Skaamoog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skaamoog. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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