soupfin shark

[ soop-fin ]
/ ˈsupˌfɪn /

noun

a requiem shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus, inhabiting the Pacific Ocean, valued for its fins, which are used by the Chinese in the preparation of a soup, and for its liver, which is rich in vitamin A.

Nearby words

  1. soup-and-fish,
  2. soup-to-nuts,
  3. soupbone,
  4. soupcon,
  5. soupfin,
  6. souphanouvong,
  7. souphanouvong, prince,
  8. souple,
  9. soupmeat,
  10. soupspoon

Origin of soupfin shark

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called soup·fin.

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British Dictionary definitions for soupfin

soupfin

soupfin shark

/ (ˈsuːpˌfɪn) /

noun

a Pacific requiem shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus, valued for its fins, which are used to make soup
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