alligator
Hellbender Hell"bend`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large North American aquatic salamander ({Protonopsis horrida} or {Menopoma Alleghaniensis}). It is very voracious and very tenacious of life. Also called {alligator}, and {water dog}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alligator — Alligators …   Wikipédia en Français

  • alligator — [ aligatɔr ] n. m. • 1663; mot angl. , altér. esp. el lagarto « le lézard » ♦ Reptile (crocodiliens) d Amérique du Nord (Floride surtout) pouvant atteindre plusieurs mètres de long. ⇒aussi caïman, crocodile. ● alligator nom masculin (mot anglais …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Alligator — Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to America. It has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alligator — Sm (Krokodilart) erw. fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. alligator oder ne. alligator, diese zusammengezogen aus span. el lagarto (de los Indios), wörtlich die Echse der Indianer , aus l. lacerta f. Eidechse . Die Lautform schwankt in… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Alligator — mississippiensis Alligator sinensis Un Aligátor es cualquier miembro de las dos especies del género Alligator que existen, el aligátor chino y el aligátor americano. Tanto el nombre castellano actual como el latino usado en la clasificación… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • alligator — [al′ə gāt΄ər] n. pl. alligators or alligator [Sp el lagarto < el, the + L lacerta, lacertus: see LIZARD] 1. any of a genus (Alligator) of large crocodilian reptiles found in tropical rivers and marshes of the U.S. and China: its snout is… …   English World dictionary

  • Alligator — Alligator, MS U.S. town in Mississippi Population (2000): 220 Housing Units (2000): 81 Land area (2000): 0.983645 sq. miles (2.547629 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.058381 sq. miles (0.151206 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.042026 sq. miles (2.698835… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • alligator — al li*ga tor, v. i. & t. [Because of the resemblance to the pattern on the skin of an alligator.] to form shallow cracks in a reticulated pattern on the surface, or in a coating on the surface, of an object. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alligator — In Michigan, it is illegal to chain an alligator to a fire hydrant. Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • alligator — (n.) 1560s, lagarto (modern form attested from 1620s, with excrescent r as in tater, feller, etc.), a corruption of Sp. el lagarto (de Indias) the lizard (of the Indies), from L. lacertus (see LIZARD (Cf. lizard)). Alligarter was an early variant …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alligator — Alligator: Die seit dem 16. Jh. bezeugte Benennung für das v. a. in Sümpfen und Flüssen des tropischen und subtropischen Amerikas lebende krokodilähnliche Reptil ist über engl. bzw. frz. alligator aus span. el lagarto »die Eidechse (Amerikas)«… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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