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cai·man

also cay·man (kā′mən)
n. pl. cai·mans also cay·mans
Any of various tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and related genera of the family Alligatoridae, differing from the alligators in having bony plates on the belly.

[Spanish caimán, from Carib acayuman.]

caiman

(ˈkeɪmən)
n, pl -mans
(Animals) a variant spelling of cayman

cai•man

or cay•man

(ˈkeɪ mən)

n., pl. -mans.
any of several tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and allied genera.
[1570–80; < Sp caimán < Carib]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caiman - a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored bellycaiman - a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
crocodilian, crocodilian reptile - extant archosaurian reptile
genus Caiman - caimans
Caiman sclerops, spectacled caiman - caiman with bony ridges about the eyes; found from southern Mexico to Argentina
Translations

caiman

[ˈkeɪmən] Ncaimán m

caiman

nKaiman m
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In desperation, the women muster the energy to make one last effort to search for food, while Simon leads a hunt into the jungle for the most dangerous predator on the island - the caiman crocodile.
In desperation, the women muster the energy to make one last push to look for food, while Simon leads a hunt into the jungle for the most dangerous predator on the island - the caiman crocodile.
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