caiman

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noun cai·man \ ˈkā-mən ; kā-ˈman , kī- \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of caiman

:any of several Central and South American crocodilians (genera Caiman, Melanosuchus, and Paleosuchus) similar to alligators

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Origin and Etymology of caiman

Spanish caimán, probably from Carib caymán


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