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English definition of “alligator”

alligator

noun [C]    /ˈæl·ɪˌɡeɪt̬·ər/ (short form gator)
a large, hard-skinned reptile (= type of animal) with a long nose that is shorter and slightly wider than that of a crocodile and which lives in and near rivers and lakes in the parts of the US and China
(Definition of alligator noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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