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great white shark

a large shark, Carcharodon carcharias, of tropical and temperate seas, known to occasionally attack swimmers.
Also called white shark.
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First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are several kinds of sharks, but the most dangerous are the great white shark and the ground shark.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat

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