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 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.
- Alligator skin
alligator skin alligator skin n. see ichthyosis. historical examples the wallet was evidently an expensive one: alligator skin lined with russian leather. the carter girls nell speed it looks to me like alligator skin was going out of fashion. the jack-knife man ellis parker butler a little tree with alligator skin bark grows north and […]
- Alligator snapping turtle
a large american snapping turtle, macroclemys temmincki, having three prominent ridges on its sh-ll and a wormlike process on the floor of the mouth used to attract prey. historical examples the alligator snapping turtle (macroclemys) is probably the most aquatic fresh-water turtle in the united states. north american recent soft-sh-lled turtles (family trionychidae) robert g. […]