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whitetip shark

or white-tipped shark

[hwahyt-tip, wahyt-]
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noun
  1. Also called reef whitetip shark. a smooth dogfish, Triaenodon obseus, having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins and occurring inshore among the reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.
  2. Also called oceanic whitetip shark. a large, predominantly tropical deepwater shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, inhabiting Atlantic and Pacific waters: considered to be the most dangerous of all sharks.

Origin of whitetip shark

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