type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Meronyms: ↑sand tiger, ↑sand shark, ↑Carcharias taurus, ↑Odontaspis taurus

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\\kärˈka(a)rēəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek karcharias, a shark, from karcharos sawlike, jagged; akin to Sanskrit khara harsh, rough
1. : the type and sole recent genus of Carchariidae that comprises the common sand sharks
2. in some classifications : a genus of sharks variously limited; especially : one coextensive with the genus Carcharhinus

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