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.
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Origin of alligator gar
An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
Words nearby alligator gar
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Example sentences from the Web for alligator gar
Have you ever seen an alligator-gar at home in the Lower Mississippi?
"The belief in alligator-gar is a vulgar and absurd superstition," said the Lieutenant, breaking silence for the first time.