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requiem shark

noun
1.
any of numerous, chiefly tropical sharks of the family Carcharhinidae, including the tiger shark and soupfin shark.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; by folk etymology from French requin shark (origin uncertain; perhaps from same source as Portuguese requeima, requeime local name for various serranid fishes)
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requiem shark

noun
1.
any shark of the family Carcharhinidae, occurring mostly in tropical seas and characterized by a nictitating membrane and a heterocercal tail. The family includes the tiger shark and the soupfin
Word Origin
C17: French requiem probably assimilated from a native name
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