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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
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25
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