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crocodilenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkrɒk.ə.daɪl/ us   /ˈkrɑː.kə.daɪl/ plural crocodiles or crocodile
  • crocodile noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B2 informal croc, uk   /krɒk/ us   /krɑːk/ a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes in hot, wet parts of the world. It is like an alligator, but it usually has a longer and narrower nose: a crocodile-infested swamp

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crocodilenoun [C]

us   /ˈkrɑk·əˌdɑɪl/
a large, hard-skinned reptile (= type of animal) with a longer and narrower nose than that of an alligator which lives in and near rivers and lakes in hot, wet places
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Translations of “crocodile”
in Korean 악어, 크로커다일…
in Arabic تِمْساح…
in Malaysian buaya…
in French crocodile…
in Russian крокодил…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 鱷魚…
in Italian coccodrillo…
in Turkish timsah…
in Polish krokodyl…
in Spanish cocodrilo…
in Vietnamese cá sấu…
in Portuguese crocodilo…
in Thai จระเข้…
in German das Krokodil…
in Catalan cocodril…
in Japanese ワニ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 鳄鱼…
in Indonesian buaya…
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