noun croc·o·dile \ˈkrä-kə-ˌdī(-ə)l\

: a large reptile that has a long body, thick skin, and a long, thin mouth with sharp teeth and that lives in the water in regions with hot weather

: the skin of the crocodile used for making shoes and others products

: a line of people and especially of schoolchildren who are walking in pairs

Full Definition of CROCODILE

a :  any of several large carnivorous thick-skinned long-bodied aquatic reptiles (family Crocodylidae) of tropical and subtropical waters; broadly :  crocodilian
b :  the skin or hide of a crocodile
chiefly British :  a line of people (as schoolchildren) usually walking in pairs

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Middle English & Latin; Middle English cocodrille, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin cocodrillus, alteration of Latin crocodilus, from Greek krokodilos lizard, crocodile, from krokē shingle, pebble + drilos worm; akin to Sanskrit śarkara pebble
First Known Use: 1555


geographical name

Definition of CROCODILE

— see limpopo
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