a large, heavily scaled fish, Lepisosteus spatula, with an elongated body and long snout, found mainly in shallow weedy fresh water in the southeastern U.S.
- Alligator lizard
any of several lizards of the genera Algaria and Gerrhonotus, of western North America, having shinglelike scales and a fold along each side that permits expansion.
- Alligator pear
(def 1). Historical Examples It was like an alligator pear—and his complexion was like those cactus fruits that likewise infest fancy grocers’ shops. Ptomaine Street Carolyn Wells In Florida and southern California the avocado or alligator pear is being extensively cultivated. Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers The aguacate, better known to us as the […]
- Alligator pepper
noun (mainly W African) a tropical African zingiberaceous plant, Amomum melegueta, having red or orange spicy seed capsules the capsules or seeds of this plant, used as a spice
- Alligator shear
heavy shears for cutting metal slabs.