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whitetip shark

[hwahyt-tip, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌtɪp, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
Also called reef whitetip shark. a smooth dogfish, Triaenodon obseus, having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins and occurring inshore among the reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.
2.
Also called oceanic whitetip shark. a large, predominantly tropical deepwater shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, inhabiting Atlantic and Pacific waters: considered to be the most dangerous of all sharks.
Also, white-tipped shark.
Origin
white + tip1
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