smooth hound

noun

Definition of smooth hound

: any of several dogfishes (genus Mustelus) closely related to or included with the requiem sharks

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First Known Use of smooth hound

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smooth hound

from the absence of a spine in front of the dorsal fin

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“Smooth hound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smooth%20hound. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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