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alligator gar

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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Examples for alligator gar
  • alligator gar have a shorter, wider snout than the other species of gar.
  • Huge alligator snapping turtles and a huge alligator gar were also viewed by the guests.

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