crocodile definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different huge aquatic reptiles, mainly associated with genus Crocodylus, indigenous to exotic and subtropical areas and having thick, armorlike skin and long tapering jaws.
    • A crocodilian reptile, including an alligator, caiman, or gavial.
    • Leather produced from crocodile skin.
    • some of many different associated predatory amphibious reptiles, pertaining to the alligator.
    • an extended range or procession of people (especially children) walking collectively.
    • a big reptile associated with the genus Crocodilus, of several types. They grow toward duration of sixteen or eighteen foot, and inhabit the large rivers of Africa, Asia, and America. The eggs, laid when you look at the sand, are hatched because of the sun's heat. The most effective recognized types is associated with the Nile (Crocodilus vulgaris, or Crocodilus Niloticus). The Florida crocodile (Crocodilus Americanus) is much less common compared to the alligator and contains longer jaws. Title is also often placed on the species of other relevant genera, due to the fact gavial therefore the alligator.
    • A fallacious problem, mythically likely to are initially utilized by a crocodile.
    • An animal of the order Crocodilia, and especially of the family Crocodilidæ (see these words).
    • In reasoning, a sophism of counter-questioning.
    • big voracious aquatic reptile having an extended snout with huge jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony dishes; of slow exotic oceans
  • others:
    • Like a crocodile, or like some thing related to a crocodile.

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