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alligatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈæl.ɪ.ɡeɪ.tər/ us   /ˈæl.ə.ɡeɪ.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.
(Definition of alligator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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alligatornoun [C]

us   /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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Russian аллигатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短吻鱷…
in Italian alligatore…
in Turkish timsah…
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in Spanish caimán…
in Vietnamese cá sấu châu Mỹ…
in Portuguese aligátor…
in Thai จระเข้…
in German der Alligator…
in Catalan caiman…
in Japanese ワニ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短吻鳄…
in Indonesian buaya…
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