Definition of spectacled caiman in English:

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spectacled caiman

Pronunciation: /ˌspektəkəld ˈkāmən/

noun

A small South American caiman with a bony ridge between the eyes that gives the appearance of spectacles.
  • Caiman sclerops, family Alligatoridae.
Example sentences
  • Even a fearsome spectacled caiman is unable to escape an anaconda's fatal embrace.
  • But the nests we found along the stream banks were those of a smaller species, the spectacled caiman.
  • As these species became scarce, hunters turned their attention to the black caiman and the broad-snouted caiman, then to the spectacled caiman.

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Syllabification: spec·ta·cled cai·man

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