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croc·o·dile

 (krŏk′ə-dīl′)
n.
1. Any of various large aquatic reptiles of the family Crocodylidae that are native to tropical and subtropical regions and have thick, armorlike skin and long tapering jaws.
2. A crocodilian reptile, such as an alligator, caiman, or gharial.
3. Leather made from crocodile skin.
4. Chiefly British A line of people, especially pupils or choir members, standing two abreast.

[Middle English cocodril, from Old French, from Latin cocodrillus, variant of crocodīlus, from Greek krokodīlos : krokē, pebble + drīlos, circumcised man, worm.]

crocodile

(ˈkrɒkəˌdaɪl)
n
1. (Animals) any large tropical reptile, such as C. niloticus (African crocodile), of the family Crocodylidae: order Crocodilia (crocodilians). They have a broad head, tapering snout, massive jaws, and a thick outer covering of bony plates
2. (Animals) any other reptile of the order Crocodilia; a crocodilian
3. (Tanning)
a. leather made from the skin of any of these animals
b. (as modifier): crocodile shoes.
4. informal Brit a line of people, esp schoolchildren, walking two by two
[C13: via Old French, from Latin crocodīlus, from Greek krokodeilos lizard, ultimately from krokē pebble + drilos worm; referring to its fondness for basking on shingle]

croc•o•dile

(ˈkrɒk əˌdaɪl)

n.
1. any of various narrow-snouted crocodilians of the genus Crocodylus and related genera, found mainly in tropical waters of both hemispheres.
2. any reptile of the order Crocodylia; crocodilian.
3. the tanned skin or hide of these reptiles.
[1250–1300; Middle English cocodrille < Medieval Latin cocodrilus, Latin crocodīlus < Greek krokódeilos crocodile, orig. a kind of lizard, said to be =krók(ē) pebble + -o- -o- + drîlos, dreîlos worm]

croc·o·dile

(krŏk′ə-dīl′)
Any of various large, meat-eating, aquatic reptiles native to tropical and subtropical regions. Crocodiles have longer and slenderer jaws than alligators, and their teeth are visible when they close their jaws.

Crocodile

 a long line of persons or things, c. 1870.
Example: a crocodile of schoolgirls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crocodile - large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony platescrocodile - large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
crocodilian, crocodilian reptile - extant archosaurian reptile
Crocodilus, Crocodylus, genus Crocodilus, genus Crocodylus - type genus of the Crocodylidae
African crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, Nile crocodile - a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa
Asian crocodile, Crocodylus porosus - estuarine crocodile of eastern Asia and Pacific islands
Morlett's crocodile - a variety of crocodile
Translations
krokodil
تمساحتِمْساحتـِمْسَاح
krokodýl
krokodille
krokodilo
krokotiili
krokodil
krokodil
krókódíll
ワニ
악어
crocodilus
krokodilaskrokodilo ašaros
krokodils
krokodíl
krokodil
krokodil
mamba
จระเข้
крокодил
cá sấu

crocodile

[ˈkrɒkədaɪl]
A. Ncocodrilo m
to walk in a crocodileandar en doble fila
B. CPD crocodile tears NPL (fig) → lágrimas fpl de cocodrilo

crocodile

[ˈkrɒkədaɪl]
n
(= animal) → crocodile m
(= line) [people, vehicles] → rang m par deux
modif [handbag, shoes] → en crocodile, en croco; [skin] → de crocodile crocodile clip, crocodile-infestedcrocodile clip npince f crocodilecrocodile-infested [ˈkrɒkədaɪlɪnfɛstɪd] adjinfesté(e) de crocodilescrocodile tears [ˈkrɒkədaɪltɪərz] npllarmes fpl de crocodile
to shed crocodile tears, to weep crocodile tears → verser des larmes de crocodile

crocodile

n
Krokodil nt
(Brit Sch) to walk in a crocodilezwei und zwei hintereinandergehen; the long crocodile of little girlsder lange Zug kleiner Mädchen, die zwei und zwei hintereinandergehen

crocodile

:
crocodile clip
nKrokodilklemme f
crocodile tears
plKrokodilstränen pl; to shed crocodileKrokodilstränen vergießen

crocodile

[ˈkrɒkədaɪl] ncoccodrillo
to walk in a crocodile (Brit) (fam) → camminare in fila per due

crocodile

(ˈkrokədail) noun
a large reptile found in the rivers of Asia, Africa, South America and northern Australia.
crocodile tears
pretended tears of grief.

crocodile

تـِمْسَاح krokodýl krokodille Krokodil κροκόδιλος cocodrilo krokotiili crocodile krokodil coccodrillo ワニ 악어 krokodil krokodille krokodyl crocodilo крокодил krokodil จระเข้ timsah cá sấu 鳄鱼
References in periodicals archive ?
The larger tooth (ISGS 90P79) could be either from a crocodylid or an alligatorid.
Middle Eocene reptiles from the Point "A" Dam Site Locality in the Tallahatta Formation, northwest of Andalusia in Covington County, Alabama (Holman and Case, 1988) show taxonomic affinities to the Clayton Formation fauna in that a trionychid turtle, probably of the genus Trionyx, is present, and crocodylids are represented by the some of the same kind of piercing tooth types as those in the Clayton Formation fauna.
The status of the crocodylid genera Procaimanoidea and Hassiacosuchus in the New World.