HyperDic: snapping_turtle

English > 1 sense of the expression snapping turtle:
NOUNanimalsnapping turtlelarge aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws
English > snapping turtle: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws.
Member ofChelydridae, family Chelydridaesnapping turtles
Narroweralligator snapping turtle, alligator snapper, Macroclemys temminckilarge species having three ridges on its back
common snapping turtle, snapper, Chelydra serpentinalarge-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water
BroaderturtleAny of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming / swimming

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