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Meaning of “alligator” in the English Dictionary

"alligator" in British English

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alligatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈæl.ɪ.ɡeɪ.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/ (US informal gator)
a ​largereptile with a hard ​skin that ​lives in and near ​rivers and ​lakes in the ​hot, ​wetparts of ​America and ​China. It has a ​longnose that is ​slightlywider 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 ​longnose that is ​shorter and ​slightlywider 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)
Translations of “alligator”
in Korean 악어…
in Arabic تِمْساح…
in Malaysian aligator…
in French alligator…
in Russian аллигатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短吻鱷…
in Italian alligatore…
in Turkish timsah…
in Polish aligator…
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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