alligator snapping turtle

noun

Definition of alligator snapping turtle

  1. :  a turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) of southeastern U.S. rivers that may reach nearly 150 pounds (68 kilograms) in weight and 31 inches (79 centimeters) in length —called also alligator snapper

First Known Use of alligator snapping turtle

1882


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