Definition of alligator gar
: 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: 1820See Words from the same year
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