alligator gar

noun

Definition of alligator gar

  1. :  a large freshwater gar (Lepisosteus spatula) of the central U.S. that attains a length of over 7 feet and a weight in excess of 150 pounds; also :  any of certain related Cuban and Central American fishes that are all valueless as food or game fishes and considered destructive of aquatic life and waterfowls

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Origin and Etymology of alligator gar

so called from its size


First Known Use: 1820


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