crocodilian
noun Date: 1837 any of an order (Crocodylia) of reptiles including the crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials, and related extinct forms • crocodilian adjective

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  • Crocodilian — Croc o*dil i*an (kr?k ? d?l ? an), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Like, or pertaining to, the crocodile; characteristic of the crocodile. n. One of the Crocodilia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crocodilian — crocodilián ( li an) s. m., pl. crocodiliéni ( li eni) Trimis de gall, 31.12.2007. Sursa: DOOM 2 …   Dicționar Român

  • crocodilian — [kräk΄ə dil′ē ən] adj. 1. of or like a crocodile 2. of an order (Crocodylia) of reptiles including the crocodile, alligator, caiman, and gavial n. any reptile of this order …   English World dictionary

  • crocodilian — noun extant archosaurian reptile • Syn: ↑crocodilian reptile • Hypernyms: ↑diapsid, ↑diapsid reptile • Hyponyms: ↑crocodile, ↑false gavial, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crocodilian — /krok euh dil ee euhn/, n. 1. any reptile of the order Crocodylia, comprising the true crocodiles and the alligators, caimans, and gavials. adj. 2. of, like, or pertaining to a crocodile. 3. hypocritical; insincere. [1625 35; CROCODILE + IAN] * * …   Universalium

  • crocodilian — noun A reptile resembling a crocodile. Alligators and caimans are among the living crocodilians …   Wiktionary

  • crocodilian — adj. pertaining to a crocodile; made of crocodile skin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crocodilian — [ˌkrɒkə dɪlɪən] noun Zoology a reptile of the order Crocodylia, comprising the crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharial …   English new terms dictionary

  • crocodilian — croc·o·dil·ian …   English syllables

  • crocodilian — croc•o•dil•i•an [[t]ˌkrɒk əˈdɪl i ən[/t]] n. 1) ram any large reptile of the order Crocodylia, comprising the crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gavials 2) ram of, like, or pertaining to a crocodile • Etymology: 1625–35 …   From formal English to slang

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