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[French, from Hindi ghaṛiyāl, from Sanskrit ghaṇṭikaḥ, probably from ghaṇṭā, bell (from the bulbous end of its snout).]
1. (Animals) a large fish-eating Indian crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, with a very long slender snout: family Gavialidae
2. (Animals) false gavial a SE Asian crocodile, Tomistoma schlegeli, similar to but smaller than the gavial
[C19: from French, from Hindi ghariyāl]
ga•vi•al(ˈgeɪ vi əl)
a large crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, of India and Pakistan, having elongated jaws. Also called gharial.
[1815–25; < French < Hindi ghariyāl]