[ pawr-bee-guhl ]
/ ˈpɔrˌbi gəl /
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a shark of the genus Lamna, especially L. nasus, a large, voracious species of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans.
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Origin of porbeagle
First recorded in 1750–60, porbeagle is from the Cornish word porghbugel
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How to use porbeagle in a sentence
Porbeagle is also known as 'Canis carcharius alius' or 'canis charcharius alius Jonst.'Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk|Thomas Browne
British Dictionary definitions for porbeagle
/ (ˈpɔːˌbiːɡəl) /
any of several voracious sharks of the genus Lamna, esp L. nasus, of northern seas: family IsuridaeAlso called: mackerel shark
Word Origin for porbeagle
C18: from Cornish porgh-bugel, of obscure origin
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