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snap'ping tur"tle




either of two large, edible, freshwater turtles of the family Chelydridae, of North and Central America, having a large head and powerful hooked jaws, esp. the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina. Cf. alligator snapping turtle.

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

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