Orinoco crocodile

noun
Ori·​no·​co crocodile | \ ¦ōrə¦nō(ˌ)kō- \

Definition of Orinoco crocodile

: a ferocious narrow-snouted crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) of the Orinoco river and drainage basin

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History and Etymology for Orinoco crocodile

from Orinoco river, Venezuela

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“Orinoco crocodile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orinoco%20crocodile. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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