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Definition of Crocodile


  1. A large reptile of the genus Crocodilus, of several species. They grow to the length of sixteen or eighteen feet, and inhabit the large rivers of Africa, Asia, and America. The eggs, laid in the sand, are hatched by the sun's heat. The best known species is that of the Nile (C. vulgaris, or C. Niloticus). The Florida crocodile (C. Americanus) is much less common than the alligator and has longer jaws. The name is also sometimes applied to the species of other related genera, as the gavial and the alligator.
  2. A fallacious dilemma, mythically supposed to have been first used by a crocodile.
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Crocodile Translations

crocodile in Afrikaans is krokodil
crocodile in Danish is krokodille
crocodile in Dutch is krokodillen
crocodile in French is crocodile
crocodile in German is Krokodil
crocodile in Hungarian is krokodil
crocodile in Italian is coccodrillo
crocodile in Latin is crocodilus
crocodile in Portuguese is crocodilo
crocodile in Spanish is cocodrilo
crocodile in Swedish is krokodil