Definition of whale shark in English:

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whale shark

noun

A very large tropical shark that typically swims close to the surface, where it feeds chiefly on plankton. It is the largest known fish.
  • Rhincodon typus, the sole member of the family Rhincodontidae
Example sentences
  • Shark finning is a lucrative business, with a single fin from a whale shark or a basking shark being worth as much as $14, \500.
  • The largest of all fish, the whale shark, lives off plankton alone!
  • At 22 meters, it is almost twice as long as the whale shark, the biggest fish in the ocean today.

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