variants or speareye shark
: a small coastal shark (Mustelus punctulatus) of the south Atlantic and Indian oceans that is grayish brown dotted with black

Word History


modification (influenced by English spear, eye) of Afrikaans spierhaai, from spier muscle, blade (from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English spīr blade) + haai shark, from Middle Dutch haey

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“Speareye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speareye. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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