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al'ligator snap'ping tur'tle

a large American snapping turtle, Macroclemys temmincki, having three prominent ridges on its shell and a wormlike process on the floor of the mouth used to attract prey. Also called al'ligator snap'per.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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