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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