Definition of Soup-fin
1. Noun. Pacific shark valued for its fins (used by Chinese in soup) and liver (rich in vitamin A).
Generic synonyms: Requiem Shark
Group relationships: Galeorhinus, Genus Galeorhinus
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Literary usage of Soup-fin
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1. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"... includes large sharks having spiracles, no pit at the root of the tail, and with large, coarsely serrated teeth. One species, the soup-fin shark (Galeus ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"There may sometimes be several oil sands separated by beds of rock in one formation. See PETROLEUM. OIL SHARK, or soup-fin SHARK. ..."
3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"... hence this fish is sometimes called "soup-fin shark.8 Oil-stone, a slab of fine-grained stone, set in a wooden block and provided with a wooden cover, ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"... and its fins are highly prized by the Chinese as a material for soup; hence this fish is sometimes called "soup-fin shark. ..."