spectacled cayman
Yacare Yac"a*re` (y[a^]k"[.a]*r[=a]`), n. [See Jacare.] (Zo["o]l.) 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}. [Written also {jacare}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to allied species. [1913 Webster]


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