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porbeagle

[ pawr-bee-guhl ]
/ ˈpɔrˌbi gəl /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for porbeagle

porbeagle
/ (ˈpɔːˌbiːɡəl) /

noun

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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