Chelydra serpentina
Snapping Snap"ping, a. & n. from {Snap}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Snapping beetle}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Snap beetle}, under {Snap}.

{Snapping turtle}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large and voracious aquatic turtle ({Chelydra serpentina}) common in the fresh waters of the United States; -- so called from its habit of seizing its prey by a snap of its jaws. Called also {mud turtle}. (b) See {Alligator snapper}, under {Alligator}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chelydra serpentina — Tortue serpentine Tortue hargneuse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chelydra serpentina —   Tortuga mordedora Chelydra serpentina …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chelydra serpentina — Schnappschildkröte Schnappschildkröte Systematik Klasse: Reptilien (Reptilia) Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chelydra serpentina — noun large headed turtle with powerful hooked jaws found in or near water; prone to bite • Syn: ↑common snapping turtle, ↑snapper • Hypernyms: ↑snapping turtle • Member Holonyms: ↑Chelydra, ↑genus Chelydra …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chelydra serpentina — …   Википедия

  • Chelydra — serpentina Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Chelydra — Tortue serpentine Tortue hargneuse …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chelydra rossignonii — Chelydra rossignonii …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chelydra —   Chelydra Chel …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chelydra — Chelydra …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”