Basking-shark meaning

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A very large shark (Cetorhinus maximus) that measures up to about 12 meters (40 feet) in length, feeds on plankton, and often floats near the surface of the water.
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Any of a family (Cetorhinidae) of plankton-eating giant sharks (order Lamniformes) with small, weak teeth: often found feeding along the surface in northern seas.
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A very large shark, Cetorhinus maximus, that feeds at or close to the surface by filtering plankton from the water and is found in all the world's temperate oceans.
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