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bonnethead

[bon-it-hed] /ˈbɒn ɪtˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a hammerhead shark, Sphyrna tiburo, found in shallow waters from Brazil to Massachusetts, having a spade-shaped head.
Also called bonnet shark, shovelhead.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; bonnet + head
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Examples for bonnethead
  • bonnethead may be taken and possessed per angler per trip.
  • Bull, nurse, and bonnethead sharks are examples of local species.

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