Carcharodon carcharias
man-eating shark man-eating shark n. A term applied to sharks that attack humans, especially the great white shark ({Carcharodon carcharias}), a large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas.

Syn: great white shark, white shark, man-eater, {Carcharodon carcharias}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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