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spur-dog

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Definition of spur-dog in English:

noun

A large white-spotted grey dogfish with venomous spines in front of the dorsal fins. It occurs in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, often in large shoals.
  • Squalus acanthias, family Squalidae
Example sentences
  • We had several congers to about twelve pounds (some of which, people who know me will be surprised to know, I actually held!) and some spur-dogs.

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