Nile crocodile


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Nile crocodile

n.
A large crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) of Africa and Madagascar that preys on large vertebrates and sometimes attacks humans.

Nile′ croc′odile


n.
the common African crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, sometimes growing to a length of 20 ft. (6.1 m).
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.Nile crocodile - a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in AfricaNile crocodile - a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa
crocodile - 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
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Though the Nile crocodile is usually regarded as the world's second-largest variety next to the saltwater croc, the largest accurately measured male, shot near Mwanza, Tanzania, measured twenty-one feet, two inches, and weighed two and a half thousand pounds.
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