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gavial

[gey-vee-uh l] /ˈgeɪ vi əl/
noun
1.
a large crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, of India and Pakistan, having elongated, garlike jaws: an endangered species.
Also called gharial.
Origin of gavial
1815-1825
1815-25; < French < Hindi ghariyāl
Related forms
gavialoid, adjective
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gavial

/ˈɡeɪvɪəl/
noun
1.
a large fish-eating Indian crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, with a very long slender snout: family Gavialidae
2.
false gavial, a SE Asian crocodile, Tomistoma schlegeli, similar to but smaller than the gavial
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Hindi ghariyāl
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