Tiger-shark

tiger shark

noun
a large shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, inhabiting warm seas, noted for its voracious habits.

Origin:
1775–85

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tiger shark
 
n
1.  a voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body
2.  any of certain other spotted sharks, such as Stegostoma tigrinum, of the Indian Ocean

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