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smoothhound

[ smooth-hound ]
/ ˈsmuðˌhaʊnd /
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noun
a smooth dogfish, especially Mustelus mustelus, inhabiting waters along the coast of Europe.
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Also called smoothhound shark .

Origin of smoothhound

First recorded in 1595–1605; smooth + hound1
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British Dictionary definitions for smoothhound

smooth hound

noun
any of several small sharks of the genus Mustelus, esp M. mustelus, a species of North Atlantic coastal regions: family TriakidaeSee also dogfish (def. 3)

Word Origin for smooth hound

C17: from hound (fish); so called because it has no dorsal spines
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