alligator button


Definition of alligator button

2 : the flower or fruit of the water chinquapin

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First Known Use of alligator button

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alligator button

so called from the appearance of the seeds and its growth in the habitat of alligators

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The first known use of alligator button was in 1920

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“Alligator button.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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