Search Result for "chelydra_serpentina":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite;
[syn: common snapping turtle, snapper, Chelydra serpentina]

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2 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Snapping \Snap"ping\, a. & n. from Snap, v. [1913 Webster] Snapping beetle. (Zool.) See Snap beetle, under Snap. Snapping turtle. (Zool.) (a) A large and voracious aquatic turtle (Chelydra serpentina) common in the fresh waters of the United States; -- so called from its habit of seizing its prey by a snap of its jaws. Called also mud turtle. (b) See Alligator snapper, under Alligator. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Chelydra serpentina n 1: large-headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite [syn: common snapping turtle, snapper, Chelydra serpentina]