Definition of Tiger shark

1. Noun. Large dangerous warm-water shark with striped or spotted body.

Exact synonyms: Galeocerdo Cuvieri
Generic synonyms: Requiem Shark
Group relationships: Galeocerdo, Genus Galeocerdo

Definition of Tiger shark

1. Noun. A large shark, ''Galeocerdo cuvier'', common in the mid-Pacific, that hunts alone and has dark stripes across its back. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tiger Shark

tiger kidnaps
tiger lilies
tiger lily
tiger mom
tiger moms
tiger moth
tiger mother
tiger mothers
tiger moths
tiger mum
tiger mums
tiger prawn
tiger prawns
tiger rattlesnake
tiger salamander
tiger shark (current term)
tiger sharks
tiger snake
tiger team
tiger teams

Literary usage of Tiger shark

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Australian Byways: The Narrative of a Sentimental Traveler by Norman Duncan (1915)
"... TIGER-SHARK DIVING for shell, and incidentally for the little treasure of pearl—it has been estimated that one shell in a thousand contains a pearl—is ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"In the adult tiger shark the ventral lobe is a hollow transverse bar or sac ... In tiger shark embryos of 170 mm. body length a slender solid cord, ..."

3. Red Sea Sharks by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (1999)
"tiger shark Galeocerdo cutner IDENTIFICATION: Juveniles are covered in a series of dark ... The tiger shark will enter shallower water at night to hunt, ..."

4. Sharks of Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (2000)
"The sand tiger shark is occasionally seen by divers hovering in small groups in the immediate vicinity of wrecks. DIET This shark feeds, ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Maui by Sharon Hamblin (2005)
"Sharks tiger shark About 40 species of sharks roam Hawaiian waters, ... You can recognize a tiger shark by its blunt snout and the vertical bar pattern on ..."

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