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smoothhound

[smooth -hound] /ˈsmuðˌhaʊnd/
noun
1.
a smooth dogfish, especially Mustelus mustelus, inhabiting waters along the coast of Europe.
Also called smoothhound shark.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; smooth + hound1
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British Dictionary definitions for smooth hound

smooth hound

noun
1.
any of several small sharks of the genus Mustelus, esp M. mustelus, a species of North Atlantic coastal regions: family Triakidae See also dogfish (sense 3)
Word Origin
C17: from hound(fish); so called because it has no dorsal spines
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