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Snapping turtle   /snˈæpɪŋ tˈərtəl/   Listen
Snapping turtle

noun
1.
Large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws.



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"Snapping turtle" Quotes from Famous Books



... rested, and he caught a glimpse, or only a half-glimpse, of weird onyx eyes, and heard strange and shuddery reptilian hissings. Eyes and noises might have belonged to a crocodile, or some huge lizard thing, or snapping turtle, but the javelin was clearly the property of no such horror, and was very obviously a ...
— The Way of the Wild • F. St. Mars

... snapping turtle—not a mud turtle," went on the ranchman. "They're very hard biters, and if a big one gets hold of your finger or toe he might bite it off, or at least hurt it very much. So keep away ...
— Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's • Laura Lee Hope



Words linked to "Snapping turtle" :   snapper, family Chelydridae, Macroclemys temmincki, Chelydridae, turtle, alligator snapper, Chelydra serpentina



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