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American crocodile

Syllabification: A·mer·i·can croc·o·dile

Definition of American crocodile in English:

noun

A crocodile with a long tapering head, occurring from southernmost Florida to Ecuador.
  • Crocodylus acutus, family Crocodylidae
Example sentences
  • 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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