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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Lamnidae — the great white shark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A genus of sharks including man-eating sharks, such as the great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias.
From Ancient Greek κάρχαρος (karcharos, "sharp, jagged") + ὀδών (odōn, "tooth") (Wiktionary)