Definition of alligator in English:

alligator

Syllabification: al·li·ga·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈaləˌɡādər
 
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noun

1A large semiaquatic reptile similar to a crocodile but with a broader and shorter head, native to the Americas and China.
  • Genus Alligator, family Alligatoridae, order Crocodylia: the American alligator (A. mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (A. sinensis)
More example sentences
  • The zoo here is now playing host to a pair each of seamy crocodiles, alligators and caimans, giving the city dwellers a glimpse of some rare species.
  • Caiman belong to the group known as crocodilians, which also includes alligators and crocodiles.
  • Stunned parkgoers have even spotted the pythons in epic battles with native alligators.
1.1The skin of the alligator or material resembling it.
More example sentences
  • George can provide exotic skins too, like alligator, lizard, ostrich and even stingray.
  • In the dim light could be seen a black cowboy hat, a black trench coat, a pair of dirty blue jeans with alligator skin boots and a generous helping of ammo belts draped over his chest.
  • He wore dark blue pants and alligator skin boots, and a white shirt that had long puffy sleeves and purple embroidery on the cuffs.

Origin

late 16th century: from Spanish el lagarto 'the lizard', probably based on Latin lacerta.

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