gavialoid

gavial

[gey-vee-uhl]
noun
a large crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, of India and Pakistan, having elongated, garlike jaws: an endangered species.
Also called gharial.


Origin:
1815–25; < French < Hindi ghariyāl

gavialoid, adjective
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gavial, gharial or garial (ˈɡeɪvɪəl, ˈɡærɪəl)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from French, from Hindi ghariyāl]
 
gharial, gharial or garial
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from Hindi ghariyāl]
 
garial, gharial or garial
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from Hindi ghariyāl]

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