Definition of saltwater crocodile in English:

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saltwater crocodile


A large and dangerous crocodile occurring in estuaries and coastal waters from southwestern India to northern Australia.
  • Crocodylus porosus, family Crocodylidae.
Example sentences
  • Caught disturbing residents of Wyndham, Western Australia, a saltwater crocodile is restrained for shipment to a park.
  • Seven farms operate in Australia's Northern Territory, raising saltwater crocodiles from hatchlings and selling their skin and meat.
  • Unlike saltwater crocodiles, freshwater crocodiles generally do not pose a threat to humans.

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Syllabification: salt·wa·ter croc·o·dile

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