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alligator snapping turtle


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large freshwater snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii) of the south-central United States, having a rough carapace and powerful hooked jaws. Also called alligator snapper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States


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