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bonnet

bonnet-cub (Gen.); bonnet-nose cub (Mayag.); bonnet-mouth (Exuma, Inagua) [from the lobes around the mouth (see quot.); cf. CUB, COR13] n. the bonnethead shark, Sphyrna tiburo: 1880 You call 'em bonnet-cub sharks—why is that? 'Kause there's something 'bout dar heads that looks like an old fashion ladies' bonnet (Ives 153). 1968 Bonnet-mouth . . . (Inermia vittata) (Böhlke 305).

Tags: animal, fish, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-08 14:57
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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