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Definition of the noun alligator gar

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Alligator gar is the vernacular name of the Atractosteus spatula, a species of Atractosteus.

  • geographic area: North America

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noun

  1. a species (Atractosteus spatula) of gar native U.S., known for its extremely large (in excess of 200 lbs) size.

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Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (1998)

by Vin T. Sparano

DESCRIPTION: Exceeded in size in fresh water only by the western sturgeons, the alligator gar is the largest of the ancient gar family. It can be distinguished from its relatives by an examination of the teeth. Young alligator gars have two rows ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2009)

Easyread Large Edition by John T. Edge

Unfortunately, the alligator gar is very rare these days, except in its extreme southern range. Able to tolerate brackish water, the alligator gar is still ...

Google previewBARTLETT'S DICTIONARY OF AMERICANISMS (1859)

by JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT

Alligator Gar. The gar-fish of the South, so called from the resemblance its long jaws bear to those of the alligator. Alligator Pear. (Laurus persea.) A West Indian fruit, resembling a pear in shape. It contains within its rind a yellow butyraceous ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, 2nd ed. enlarged (1859)

by John Russell Bartlett

Alligator Gar. The gar-fish of the South, so called from the resemblance its long jaws bear to those of the alligator. Alligator Pear. (Laurus persea.) A West Indian fruit, resembling a pear in shape. It contains within its rind a yellow butyraceous ...

Google previewYir-Yoront Lexicon (1991)

Sketch and Dictionary of an Australian Language by Barry Alpher

MINH- KOTHORR alligator gar NGAR-MAN+YENL alligator tree YOQ-MINH- KOTHORR Alloteropsis semialata WARRQ- MINH-PORR alltogether ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

Lepidosteus spatula (alligator gar) See Lepisosteidae. Lepilemur (sportive lemur) See Megaladapidae. Lepisma saccharina (silverfish) See Lepismatidae. Lepismatidae (suborder Zygentoma, superfamily *Lepismatoidea) A family of insects ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

Alligator Gar. The gar-fish of the South, so called from the resemblance its long jaws bear to those of the alligator. Alligator Pear. (Lourus persea.) A West Indian fruit, resembling a pear in shape. It contains within its rind a yellow butyraceous ...

Google previewComplete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium (2001)

by John Dawes

spatula (Alligator Gar) — 11 Sin (300cm); Atmctosteus (L.) Iristoeclms ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

ALLIGATOR GAR. The great gar, Litho- lepis tristcechus, of the rivers of the Southern United States, Cuba, Mexico, and ...

Google previewNational Geographic Animal Encyclopedia (2012)

2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! by Lucy H. Spelman

carrion The alligator gar is one ol the largest ireshwater fish in North America.

Google previewKingfisher Encyclopedia of Life (2012)

Minutes, Months, Millennia-how Long is a Life on Earth? by Graham L Banes

The alligator gar is the largest freshwater fish in North America . Females lay highly poisonous eggs as a way to stop predators from eating them.

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