alligator snapper

noun
large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States
Hypernyms: ↑snapping turtle
Member Holonyms: ↑Macroclemys, ↑genus Macroclemys

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noun also alligator turtle or alligator terrapin
1. : a voracious snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) of the rivers of the Gulf states differing from the common snapping turtle in its larger size which in old age reaches nearly 150 pounds in weight and 5 feet in length, its scaly head, and its numerous small scales beneath the tail
2. : a snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

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alligator snapping turtle or alligator snapper,
a large, freshwater snapping turtle of the southeastern United States. It is the largest freshwater turtle of North America, sometimes growing to about 3 feet in length and weighing up to 140 pounds.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Alligator snapper — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alligator snapper — ☆ alligator snapper n. a large, freshwater snapping turtle (Macroclemys temmincki) of the SE U.S. and the Mississippi Valley, found chiefly in rivers and bayous: it may weigh up to 100 kg (220 lb) * * * …   Universalium

  • alligator snapper — ☆ alligator snapper n. a large, freshwater snapping turtle (Macroclemys temmincki) of the SE U.S. and the Mississippi Valley, found chiefly in rivers and bayous: it may weigh up to 100 kg (220 lb) …   English World dictionary

  • alligator snapper — noun a large snapping turtle occurring in fresh water around the Gulf of Mexico. [Macroclemys temminckii.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Alligator snapping turtle — Conservation status Vulnerable …   Wikipedia

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  • Alligator gar — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alligator pear — Alligator Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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