genus Alligator

type genus of the Alligatoridae
Hypernyms: ↑reptile genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Alligatoridae, ↑family Alligatoridae
Member Meronyms: ↑alligator, ↑gator

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • alligator — [al′ə gāt΄ər] n. pl. alligators or alligator [Sp el lagarto < el, the + L lacerta, lacertus: see LIZARD] 1. any of a genus (Alligator) of large crocodilian reptiles found in tropical rivers and marshes of the U.S. and China: its snout is… …   English World dictionary

  • Alligator — for differences between alligators and crocodiles please see Crocodilia Taxobox name = Alligator image caption = American alligators ( Alligator mississippiensis ) image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo …   Wikipedia

  • alligator — /al i gay teuhr/, n. 1. either of two broad snouted crocodilians of the genus Alligator, of the southeastern U.S. and eastern China. 2. (loosely) any broad snouted crocodilian, as a caiman. 3. Metall. a machine for bringing the balls of iron from …   Universalium

  • alligator — noun 1》 a large semiaquatic reptile similar to a crocodile but with a broader and shorter head, native to the Americas and China. [Genus Alligator: two species.] 2》 the skin of the alligator. Origin C16: from Sp. el lagarto the lizard …   English new terms dictionary

  • alligator — al•li•ga•tor [[t]ˈæl ɪˌgeɪ tər[/t]] n. ram either of two crocodilians of the genus Alligator, of the southeastern U.S. and E China, characterized by a broad snout • Etymology: 1560–70; < Sp el lagarto the lizard < VL *ille that +*lacartus,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Alligator snapping turtle — Conservation status Vulnerable …   Wikipedia

  • Alligator lizard — may refer to one of the following:Species of the genus Elgaria : *Northern Alligator Lizard *Southern Alligator LizardSpecies of the genus Gerrhonotus .Species of the genus Abronia (Arboreal alligator lizards) …   Wikipedia

  • Alligator pipefish — Conservation status Data Deficient ( …   Wikipedia

  • Alligator gar — Taxobox name = Alligator gar image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Lepisosteiformes familia = Lepisosteidae genus = Atractosteus species = A. spatula binomial = Atractosteus spatula binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Alligator Snapping Turtle — Taxobox name = Alligator Snapping Turtle status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Testudines familia = Chelydridae genus = Macrochelys species = M. temminckii binomial …   Wikipedia

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