noun gha·ri·al \ˈger-ē-əl\

Definition of gharial

  1. :  a large long-snouted crocodilian (Gavialis gangeticus of the family Gavialidae) of India

Origin and Etymology of gharial

Hindi & Urdu ghaṛyāl, ghaṛiyāl, ultimately from Sanskrit ghaṇṭika crocodilian

First Known Use: circa 1809

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