from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large reptile (Gavialis gangeticus) of southern Asia, related to and resembling the crocodiles and having a long slender snout. Also called gharial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A crocodile-like reptile with long, narrow jaws (species Gavialis gangeticus); one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large Asiatic crocodilian (Gavialis Gangeticus); -- called also nako, and Gangetic crocodile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Gangetic crocodile, Gavialis gangeticus, having long, slender, subcylindric jaws with a protuberance at the end of the upper one.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout
French, from Hindi ghaṛiyāl, from Sanskrit ghaṇṭikaḥ, alligator, gavial, probably from ghaṇṭā, bell (from the bulbous end of its snout).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)