soupfin shark

a requiem shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus, inhabiting the Pacific Ocean, valued for its fins, which are used by the Chinese in the preparation of a soup, and for its liver, which is rich in vitamin A.
Also called soupfin.

1900–05 Unabridged
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soupfin or soupfin shark (ˈsuːpˌfɪn)
a Pacific requiem shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus, valued for its fins, which are used to make soup
soupfin shark or soupfin shark

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