Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A gobioid fish, Dormitator maculatus, found in great abundance on both coasts of America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The south America alligator. See alligator.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of caiman.

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

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

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