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great white shark

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Definition of great white shark in English:

noun

A large aggressive shark of warm seas, with a brownish or grey back, white underparts, and large triangular teeth. Also called white pointer, man-eater.
  • Carcharodon carcharias, family Lamnidae
Example sentences
  • Whales, dolphins, enormous groupers, turtles, whale sharks, manta rays, great whites, hammerheads - they all play a starring role in attracting divers to worldwide destinations.
  • You've dived often with sharks, including great whites.
  • If most sharks, including great whites, enter freshwater, their internal salt levels become diluted.

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