Definition of Snapping turtle

1. Noun. Large aggressive freshwater turtle with powerful jaws.




Definition of Snapping turtle

1. Noun. Any of several large American freshwater turtles of the family ''Chelydridae''; they have powerful hooked jaws that close with a snap. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snapping Turtle

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Literary usage of Snapping turtle

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1. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"A young snapping turtle has been received through the kindness of Mr. Capel ... The Common snapping turtle belongs to the family Chelydridae of the order of ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"... be very suddenly extended by the long and extensile neck, but the limbs and feet are mostly exposed. The shell is dusky above, snapping turtle (Chelydra ..."

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