Snapping turtle

Definition of Snapping turtle

(Zool.) 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.
See Alligator snapper, under Alligator.

See also: Snapping Snapping

Related Words

alligator snapper, alligator snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, Chelydridae, common snapping turtle, family Chelydridae, Macroclemys temmincki, snapper, turtle
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