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[key-muh n] /ˈkeɪ mən/
noun, plural caymans.
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  • Another notable fauna is the endangered blue iguana, which is native to grand cayman.
  • The government maintains a satellite clinic on little cayman.
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noun (pl) -mans
any tropical American crocodilian of the genus Caiman and related genera, similar to alligators but with a more heavily armoured belly: family Alligatoridae (alligators, etc)
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish caimán, from Carib cayman, probably of African origin
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