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- n. Any of eight species of bottom-dwelling carpet sharks in the Orectolobidae family, distinguished by their small vegetation-like flaps of skin around their mouth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A New South Wales aboriginal name for a species of shark, Orectolobus barbatus, of the family Hemiscylliidæ: also known as the carpet-shark, from the beautifully mottled skin.
From an Australian aboriginal language. (Wiktionary)