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Definition of "crocodile" []

  • Any of various large aquatic reptiles, chiefly of the genus Crocodylus, native to tropical and subtropical regions and having thick, armorlike skin and long tapering jaws. (noun)
  • A crocodilian reptile, such as an alligator, caiman, or gavial. (noun)
  • Leather made from crocodile skin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crocodile" in a sentence
  • "'Either the crocodile is a weird looking rhombifer, or the animal is some type of hybrid,' she said."
  • "Whether this leviathan be a whale or a crocodile is a great dispute among the learned, which I will not undertake to determine; some of the particulars agree more easily to the one, others to the other; both are very strong and fierce, and the power of the Creator appears in them."
  • "Cell phone keeps ringing in Ukrainian crocodile's tummy"