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. […]
- Alligator wrench
a wrench having a v -shaped pair of serrated jaws set at right angles to the shank for turning cylindrical or irregularly shaped parts. historical examples the alligator wrench is one of the handiest tools to have in a home or shop. the library of work and play: working in metals charles conrad sleffel