Meaning of snapping turtle

snap'ping tur"tle

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. either of two large, edible, freshwater turtles of the family Chelydridae, of North and Central America, having a large head and powerful hooked jaws, esp. the common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina. Cf.
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