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Meaning of GAVIAL

Pronunciation:  'geyveeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout
 

GAVIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: Gavialis gangeticus
 
 See Also: crocodilian, crocodilian reptile, Gavialis, genus Gavialis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ga"vi*al\, n. [Hind. ghariu?l: cf. F. gavial.]
(Zo["o]l.)
A large Asiatic crocodilian ({Gavialis Gangeticus}); --
called also {nako}, and {Gangetic crocodile}.

Note: The gavial has a long, slender muzzle, teeth of nearly
      uniform size, and feet completely webbed. It inhabits
      the Ganges and other rivers of India. The name is also
      applied to several allied fossil species.

 

 

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