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alligatornoun [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 .
Translations of “alligator”
in Arabic تِمْساح…
in Korean 악어…
in Malaysian aligator…
in French alligator…
in Turkish timsah…
in Italian alligatore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短吻鱷…
in Russian аллигатор…
in Polish aligator…
in Vietnamese cá sấu châu Mỹ…
in Spanish caimán…
in Portuguese aligátor…
in Thai จระเข้…
in German der Alligator…
in Catalan caiman…
in Japanese ワニ…
in Indonesian buaya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短吻鳄…
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