Entry from US English dictionary
A crocodile with a long tapering head, occurring from southernmost Florida to Ecuador.
- Crocodylus acutus, family Crocodylidae.
- Problem American crocodiles in Florida were relocated at one time, but when it proved ineffective, wildlife managers changed tactics.
- Mazzotti recently led the first comprehensive survey of American crocodiles living in South Florida.
- In a possible milestone for endangered species, sightings of American crocodiles are increasing in south Florida's waters.
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Syllabification: A·mer·i·can croc·o·dile
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