spiny dogfish


any of several dogfish sharks of the genus Squalus, having a spine in front of each of the two dorsal fins, especially S. acanthias, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters.

Nearby words

  1. spinule,
  2. spinulose,
  3. spiny,
  4. spiny anteater,
  5. spiny cocklebur,
  6. spiny dormouse,
  7. spiny lizard,
  8. spiny lobster,
  9. spiny rat,
  10. spiny-finned

Origin of spiny dogfish

First recorded in 1840–50

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