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A large crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) of Africa and Madagascar that preys on large vertebrates and sometimes attacks humans.
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the common African crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, sometimes growing to a length of 20 ft. (6.1 m).
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|Noun||1.||Nile 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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