Any of various tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and related genera, resembling and closely related to the alligators.(noun)
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Use "caiman" in a sentence
"And about a knickknack made from a crocodilian reptile known as a caiman, posed with a pipe in its mouth and an ashtray in its claws."
"“And by gator,” Dr. Schecter said in a patronizing tone, “I assume you mean the South American crocodilian species called the caiman?”"
"Harlem, N.Y., resident Lynette Braxton, on the 350-pound tiger that mauled its owner, who kept the animal in his Harlem apartment with a five-foot reptile called a caiman "Really, if I had an opportunity to shoot Britney Spears, I think I would.""