Basking Shark Definition

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noun
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.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World

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.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • Cetorhinus maximus
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Other Word Forms of Basking Shark

Noun

Singular:
basking shark
Plural:
basking-sharks

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