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soupfin shark

  1. 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.
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Origin of soupfin shark

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called soup·fin.
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