Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as jacare.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A South American crocodilian (Jacare sclerops) resembling the alligator in size and habits. The eye orbits are connected together, and surrounded by prominent bony ridges. Called also spectacled alligator, and spectacled cayman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A caiman; a kind of alligator.

Etymologies

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Portuguese jacaré

Examples

  • A large part of the aquatic inhabitants are reptiles like the yacaré negro (Caiman crocodylus yacare), the yacaré ñato (Caiman latirostris), the tortuga cavaleta (Acantochelys spixii), and the boa acuática curiyu (Eunecte notaeus).

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  • The government of Brazil is interested in establishing farms for several species of caiman, including the yacare (Caiman crocodilusyacare).

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  • Only two years ago Martin became the first amateur to win on the circuit and he is the only one to capture titles as an amateur and a professional. yacare

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