Meaning of “alligator” in the English Dictionary

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"alligator" in British English

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(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)