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basking shark

[bas-king, bah-sking] /ˈbæs kɪŋ, ˈbɑ skɪŋ/
noun
1.
a large shark, Cetorhinus maximus, of cold and temperate seas, that often swims slowly or floats at the surface.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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British Dictionary definitions for basking-shark

basking shark

noun
1.
a very large plankton-eating shark, Cetorhinus maximus, often floating at the sea surface: family Cetorhinidae Also called sailfish
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