英 ['dɒɡfɪʃ] 美 ['dɔg'fɪʃ]
  • n. 狗鲨;[脊椎] 巨头鲸;角鲨鱼
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dogfish (n.)
a name for various types of small shark, late 15c., dokefyche, from dog (n.) + fish (n.). Said to be so called because they hunt in packs. This was the image of sharks in classical antiquity as well.
But in the Mediterranean, among the Greeks and Romans of antiquity, closer contact with sharks had left an impression of vicious dogs of the sea. Thus, Pliny's canis marinus. The metaphor of the dog spread to the North to dominate the European image of the shark, from the Italian pescecane and French chien de mer to the German Meerhund and Hundfisch and English sea dog and dogfish. [Tom Jones, "The Xoc, the Sharke and the Sea Dogs," in "Fifth Palenque Round Table, 1983," edited by Virginia M. Field, 1985.]
1. She then used their close relatives, lesser spotted dogfish, for further research at Aberdeen University.
之后她在阿伯丁大学对它们的近亲, 猫鲨做进一步的研究.


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