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alligator snapping turtle
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.
either of two large freshwater American turtles of the family Chelydridae, having a massive nonretracting head and powerful jaws: Chelydra serpentina, of warm muddy shallows, and the larger Macroclemys temmincki (alligator snapping turtle), of rivers and lakes.
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|Noun||1.||alligator snapping turtle - large species having three ridges on its back; found in southeastern United States|
snapping turtle - large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws