bonnet shark
Shovelhead Shov"el*head`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A shark ({Sphryna tiburio}) allied to the hammerhead, and native of the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; -- called also {bonnet shark}. [1913 Webster]

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  • bonnet shark — noun small harmless hammerhead having a spade shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries • Syn: ↑shovelhead, ↑bonnethead, ↑Sphyrna tiburo • Hypernyms: ↑hammerhead, ↑hammerhead shark * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • bonnet shark — n. harmless species of hammerhead shark which inhabits shallow waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (also shovelhead bonnethead) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bonnet shark — bonnethead. * * * …   Universalium

  • bonnet head — onnet head, bonnethead onnethead . (Zo[ o]l.), small harmless hammerhead shark ({Sphyrna tiburio}) of the southern United States and West Indies, having a spade shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries. Syn: shovelhead, bonnet shark, Sphyrna …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bonnet sharks — n. harmless species of hammerhead shark which inhabits shallow waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (also shovelhead bonnethead) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hammerhead shark — noun medium sized live bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous • Syn: ↑hammerhead • Hypernyms: ↑shark • Hyponyms: ↑smooth hammerhead, ↑Sphyrna zygaena, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bonnethead — bonnet head onnet head, bonnethead onnethead . (Zo[ o]l.), small harmless hammerhead shark ({Sphyrna tiburio}) of the southern United States and West Indies, having a spade shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries. Syn: shovelhead, bonnet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphyrna tiburio — bonnet head onnet head, bonnethead onnethead . (Zo[ o]l.), small harmless hammerhead shark ({Sphyrna tiburio}) of the southern United States and West Indies, having a spade shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries. Syn: shovelhead, bonnet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bonnethead — n. = SHOVELHEAD. * * * noun small harmless hammerhead having a spade shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries • Syn: ↑shovelhead, ↑bonnet shark, ↑Sphyrna tiburo • Hypernyms: ↑hammerhead, ↑hammerhead shark * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shovelhead — n. a shark, Sphyrna tiburo, like the hammerhead but smaller. Also called BONNETHEAD. * * * noun small harmless hammerhead having a spade shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries • Syn: ↑bonnethead, ↑bonnet shark, ↑Sphyrna tiburo • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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