caiman definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different exotic American crocodilians regarding the genus Caiman and related genera, resembling and closely linked to the alligators.
    • a family member for the alligator, regarding the genus Caiman. It resembles an alligator and a crocodile but smaller.
    • A semi-aquatic lizard, associated with the genus Dracaena, present south usa. To differentiate from caimans, they truly are known as caiman lizards.
    • See cayman.
    • A genus of tropical American Alligatorid√¶, containing these types of species as C. palpebrosus or C. trigonatus; the caymans.
    • [lowercase] A cayman.
    • a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has an even more greatly armored stomach

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