American smooth dogfish

noun
found along the Atlantic coast of the Americas
Syn: ↑Mustelus canis
Hypernyms: ↑smooth dogfish
Member Holonyms: ↑Mustelus, ↑genus Mustelus

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Mustelus canis — noun found along the Atlantic coast of the Americas • Syn: ↑American smooth dogfish • Hypernyms: ↑smooth dogfish • Member Holonyms: ↑Mustelus, ↑genus Mustelus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mustelus — noun smooth dogfishes • Syn: ↑genus Mustelus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Triakidae, ↑family Triakidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Mustelus — noun smooth dogfishes • Syn: ↑Mustelus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Triakidae, ↑family Triakidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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