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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 of alligator gar
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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  • Have you ever seen an alligator-gar at home in the Lower Mississippi?

  • "The belief in alligator-gar is a vulgar and absurd superstition," said the Lieutenant, breaking silence for the first time.

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