noun \ˈger-ē-əl\

Definition of GHARIAL

:  a large long-snouted crocodilian (Gavialis gangeticus of the family Gavialidae) of India

Origin of GHARIAL

Hindi & Urdu ghaṛyāl, ghaṛiyāl, ultimately from Sanskrit ghaṇṭika crocodilian
First Known Use: circa 1809

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