caiman

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

Definition of caiman

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

Origin and Etymology of caiman

Spanish caimán, probably from Carib caymán


First Known Use: 1577


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