from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of caiman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of caiman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The south America alligator. See alligator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name applied popularly to the alligators of the West Indies and South America, but properly only to Crocodilus or Caiman palpebrosus and C. trigonatus (Cuvier). See alligator.
  • n. A gobioid fish, Dormitator maculatus, found in great abundance on both coasts of America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly


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