yacare

Yacare

Yac"a*re`\ (y[a^]k"[.a]*r[=a]`), n. [See Jacare.] (Zo["o]l.) A South American crocodilian (Jacare sclerops) resembling the alligator in size and habits. The eye orbits are connected together, and surrounded by prominent bony ridges. Called also spectacled alligator, and spectacled cayman. [Written also jacare.]

Note: The name is also applied to allied species.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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