American alligator


Definition of American alligator

: the alligator (Alligator mississipiensis) of the southeastern U.S. occasionally reaching 16 feet in length with a tough hide much sought for leather

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First Known Use of American alligator

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American alligator was in 1758

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“American alligator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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