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requiem shark

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noun
  1. any of numerous, chiefly tropical sharks of the family Carcharhinidae, including the tiger shark and soupfin shark.
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Origin of requiem shark

1895–1900; by folk etymology from French requin shark (origin uncertain; perhaps from same source as Portuguese requeima, requeime local name for various serranid fishes)
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requiem shark

noun
  1. any shark of the family Carcharhinidae, occurring mostly in tropical seas and characterized by a nictitating membrane and a heterocercal tail. The family includes the tiger shark and the soupfin
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Word Origin

C17: French requiem probably assimilated from a native name
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