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English definition of “alligator”

alligator

noun [C] uk   /ˈæl.ɪ.ɡeɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/ (US informal gator)
a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes in the hot, wet parts of America and China. It has a long nose that is slightly wider and shorter than that of a crocodile.
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