alligator snapping turtle definition

  • noun:
    • a big freshwater snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) associated with the south-central usa, having a rough carapace and effective hooked jaws. Also known as alligator snapper.
    • huge species having three ridges on its straight back; present southeastern United States

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