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An alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.
See also Alligator

English

Etymology 1

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] alligator

  1. (obsolete) One who binds or ties.

Etymology 2

Spanish el lagarto, the lizard

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
alligator

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  1. A large amphibious reptile with sharp teeth and very strong jaws related to the crocodile and native to the Americas and China. Informal short form: gator
    All you could see of the alligator were its two eyes above the water, and suddenly it snatched up and caught the poor bird with its strong jaws full of sharp teeth.
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Dutch

Noun

alligator m (plural alligators)

  1. alligator

French

Pronunciation

Noun

alligator m. (plural alligators)

  1. alligator (animal)

Latin

Alternative spellings

Noun

alligātor, -ōris m

  1. one who ties or binds, alligator (obsolete)

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Swedish

Noun

alligator c (pl. alligatorer, def. sing. alligatorn, def. pl. alligatorerna)

  1. alligator (animal)

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