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ground shark (plural ground sharks)

  1. Any member of the order Carcharhiniformes, the largest order of sharks with over 270 species.
  2. A Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus.
  3. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see ground,‎ shark.
    • 1975, Robert Franklin Morris, Product development and nutritional evaluation underutilized species of sharks:
      The shark was ground in a small Hobard silent cutter for four minutes. The communuted meat was divided into three batches of 2100 g each and designated A, B, and C. Flavoring compounds and colors from several manufacturers were added to the ground shark.