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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.

Crocodile Quotations

I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.
Steve Irwin

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill

I like solitude. I'm very good at being disconnected. I do a lot of disappearing. People who know me go, 'Oh yeah, Mailman, she's gone into her cave again.' I'm like that, a bit of a hibernating bear. Like that crocodile that just sits there in the water and doesn't do much. I was always a bit of a dreamer as a kid, so that hasn't changed.
Deborah Mailman

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.
Ronald Reagan

Take the crocodile, for example, my favorite animal. There are 23 species. Seventeen of those species are rare or endangered. They're on the way out, no matter what anyone does or says, you know.
Steve Irwin
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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
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