Definition of gharial
: a large long-snouted crocodilian (Gavialis gangeticus of the family Gavialidae) of India
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The gharials eat mainly fish, and not humans, perhaps only because their mouths aren’t wide enough.
To date, Whitaker and his team have radio-tagged more than 50 gharials to monitor their breeding, nesting, and migratory patterns.
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Origin and Etymology of gharial
Hindi & Urdu ghaṛyāl, ghaṛiyāl, ultimately from Sanskrit ghaṇṭika crocodilian
First Known Use: circa 1809See Words from the same year
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