Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of selachians of the family Carchariidæ.
  • n. Same as Carcharinus.
  • n. An early name of the genus Odontaspis.

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  • n. type and sole genus of Carchariidae: sand sharks

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Examples

  • If toothy predators such as great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) are the pit bulls of the shark world, whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) have the temperament of Labrador retrievers.

    Giant sharks swarm in waters off Mexico

  • Amongst them live the supremely graceful, beautifully designed, super-predator and most feared animal on Earth -- Carcharodon carcharias or great white shark.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Protecting Great White Sharks

  • ABSTRACT: The notorious jaws of the white shark Carcharodon carcharias are widely feared, yet poorly understood.

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  • Sorry bunky, it appears the grey lady has jumped the Carcharodon carcharias.

    They’ve got it… by George, they’ve got it…. « BuzzMachine

  • You still see this kind of move from modern hard rock videos; a 1998 clip for the Deftones, “My Own Summer Shove It,” had the band performing on top of shark tanks, interspliced with images of Carcharodon carcharias yapping at the camera.

    Fargo Rock City

  • Extrapolating from what we know about the modern Great White, carcharias, that would mean this tooth came out of a shark ninety fee" "

    With Friends Like These...

  • Then we got some _tubarao_ (or _Squalus carcharias_) -- a small fish with a long, pointed head like a bird's beak, of the _plagiostomos_ order, and several _mand [~i] _ -- a small yellow fish with enormous eyes.

    Across Unknown South America

  • The Shagreen Saperda (_S. carcharias_) lives in the black poplar; the Scalary Saperda (_S. scalaris_) lives in the cherry-tree.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • _Saperda carcharias_ (_see_ Shagreen Saperda), 211

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) has been around for at least 3.5 million years, but now it is acutely threatened by extinction.

    Midnight Moon Cafe

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