speareye

noun
variants: or

speareye shark

Definition of speareye

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

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Origin and Etymology of speareye

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 — more at spire, haye


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