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Noun: whitetip shark
  1. Smooth dogfish of Pacific and Indian Oceans and Red Sea having white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins
    - reef whitetip shark, Triaenodon obseus
  2. Large deep-water shark with white-tipped dorsal fin; worldwide distribution; most dangerous shark
    - oceanic whitetip shark, white-tipped shark, Carcharinus longimanus

Derived forms: whitetip sharks

Type of: requiem shark, smooth dogfish

Part of: Carcharhinus, genus Carcharhinus, genus Triaenodon, Triaenodon

Encyclopedia: Whitetip shark