American crocodile


Definition of American crocodile

: a tropical American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) whose range extends to Florida

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First Known Use of American crocodile

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“American crocodile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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