Hexanchus corinus
Shovelnose Shov"el*nose`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The common sand shark. See under {Snad}. (b) A small California shark ({Heptranchias maculatus}), which is taken for its oil. (c) A Pacific Ocean shark ({Hexanchus corinus}). (d) A ganoid fish of the Sturgeon family ({Scaphirhynchus platyrhynchus}) of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; -- called also {white sturgeon}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Heptranchias maculatus — Shovelnose Shov el*nose , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The common sand shark. See under {Snad}. (b) A small California shark ({Heptranchias maculatus}), which is taken for its oil. (c) A Pacific Ocean shark ({Hexanchus corinus}). (d) A ganoid fish of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scaphirhynchus platyrhynchus — Shovelnose Shov el*nose , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The common sand shark. See under {Snad}. (b) A small California shark ({Heptranchias maculatus}), which is taken for its oil. (c) A Pacific Ocean shark ({Hexanchus corinus}). (d) A ganoid fish of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shovelnose — Shov el*nose , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The common sand shark. See under {Snad}. (b) A small California shark ({Heptranchias maculatus}), which is taken for its oil. (c) A Pacific Ocean shark ({Hexanchus corinus}). (d) A ganoid fish of the Sturgeon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white sturgeon — Shovelnose Shov el*nose , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The common sand shark. See under {Snad}. (b) A small California shark ({Heptranchias maculatus}), which is taken for its oil. (c) A Pacific Ocean shark ({Hexanchus corinus}). (d) A ganoid fish of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shovelnose shark — noun or shovel nosed shark 1. : cow shark; especially : a large dark cow shark (Hexanchus corinus) of the Pacific coast of No. America 2. : guitarfish 3. : a hammerhead shar …   Useful english dictionary

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