from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of sharks of the family Cetorhinidæ, containing a species of great size, approaching a whale in dimensions, whence the name. This is the basking-shark, C. maximus, which attains a length of 30 feet. See cut under basking-shark.

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  • n. comprising only the basking sharks; in some classifications considered the type genus of a separate family Cetorhinidae


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