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Meaning of soupfin shark

soup'fin shark'

Pronunciation: (sp'fin"), [key]
  1. a requiem shark, Galeorhinus zyopterus, inhabiting the Pacific Ocean, valued for its fins, which are used by the Chinese in the preparation of a soup, and for its liver, which is rich in vitamin A. Also called
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