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bonnethead

[bon-it-hed]
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noun
  1. a hammerhead shark, Sphyrna tiburo, found in shallow waters from Brazil to Massachusetts, having a spade-shaped head.

Origin of bonnethead

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; bonnet + head
Also called bonnet shark, shovelhead.
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