gharial
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu ghaṛyāl, ghaṛiyāl, ultimately from Sanskrit ghaṇṭika crocodilian Date: circa 1809 a large long-snouted crocodilian (Gavialis gangeticus of the family Gavialidae) of India

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  • Gharial — Taxobox name = Gharial status = CR status system = iucn2.3 image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Crocodilia familia = Gavialidae genus = Gavialis species = G. gangeticus binomial = Gavialis gangeticus …   Wikipedia

  • gharial — n. (also gavial) a large Indian crocodile, Gavialis gangeticus, having a long narrow snout widening at the nostrils. Phrases and idioms: false gharial a similar crocodile, Tomistoma schlegelii, of Indonesia and Malaya. Etymology: Hind. * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gharial — Gangesgavial Gangesgavial (Gavialis gangeticus) Systematik Reihe: Landwirbeltiere (Tetrapoda) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gharial — /gur ee euhl/, n. gavial. * * * …   Universalium

  • gharial — noun gavial …   Wiktionary

  • gharial — large Indian crocodile with long snout Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • gharial — [ garɪα:l, ˌgʌrɪ α:l, gɛ:rɪəl] (also gavial) noun a large fish eating crocodile with a long, narrow snout that widens at the nostrils, native to the Indian subcontinent. [Gavialis gangeticus.] Origin C19: from Hindi ghaṛiyāl …   English new terms dictionary

  • gharial — gha•ri•al [[t]ˈgʌr i əl[/t]] n. ram gavial …   From formal English to slang

  • gharial — /ˈgæriəl/ (say gareeuhl) noun a large Indian crocodile, Gavialis gangeticus, with elongated jaws. Also, garial, gavial. {French, from Hindi ghaṛiyāl} …   Australian English dictionary

  • False gharial — Conservation status Endangered ( …   Wikipedia

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