tiger shark

Origin of tiger shark

First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for tiger shark

tiger shark

noun
  1. a voracious omnivorous requiem shark, Galeocerdo cuvieri, chiefly of tropical waters, having a striped or spotted body
  2. any of certain other spotted sharks, such as Stegostoma tigrinum, of the Indian Ocean
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