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water tiger

noun
1.
the larva of a predaceous diving beetle, of the genus Dytiscus.
Origin of water tiger
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • There she found a fine lodge, and all things ready for her reception, and she became the wife of the water tiger.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft

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