a powerful mackerel shark, Isurus oxyrinchus, of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
- Also called mako shark .
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How to use mako in a sentence
The controversy over succession has been sparked by Princess mako of Ashinko, the niece of Emperor Naruhito.
Scientists estimate these sharks, the ancestors of the modern day mako shark, could grow larger than 50 feet long.Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct | David Shiffman | August 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I belong to at least 20 groups,” said Amit Slonim, an editor and writer at mako.Israel, Hamas, WhatsApp and Hacked Phones in the Gaza Psy-War | Itay Hod | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I could see the mako turn in the water, as he must do to take anything into his mouth.
The latter variety was originally known by a different name, mako Jumel.The Story of the Cotton Plant | Frederick Wilkinson
British Dictionary definitions for mako (1 of 2)
any shark of the genus Isurus, esp I. glaucus of Indo-Pacific and Australian seas: family Isuridae
NZ the teeth of the mako worn as a decoration by early Māoris
British Dictionary definitions for mako (2 of 2)
Also called: wineberry a small evergreen New Zealand tree, Aristotelia serrata: family Elaeocarpaceae
NZ another name for bellbird (def. 2)
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