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Definition of the noun african crocodile

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noun

  1. a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Crocodylus niloticus
    • synonym of African crocodile: Nile crocodile
    • more generic word: crocodile = large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates

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Google previewThe A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (2012)

by Harold Schechter

The alligator's first cousin — the West African crocodile — has also been exploited for this nefarious purpose. In the 1920s, Carl Panzram — arguably the most unregenerate murderer in the annals of American crime — journeyed to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica: Latest Edition: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature (1899)

The common African Crocodile still lingers in the Mediterranean district, — its ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

The African crocodile (C. vulgaris) is the longest and best known. It ranges throughout the continent and swarms in the waters of Madagascar and of the upper Nile, but has been exterminated in lower Egypt. Like the alligator, the crocodile ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1896)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

The common African Crocodile still lingers in the Mediterranean district, -its presence in Syria having been placed beyond doubt, and its occurrence in Sicily having been asserted on very good authority. The Lacertilians include the only family ...

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1907)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler

The African crocodile is found in the swamps of the Crocodile River, as already noted, and one was killed as late as 1901. The Lake of Tiberias and the Jordan abound in fish, of which Tristram enumerates 43 species; in the former, curiously ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

The common African Crocodile still lingers in the Mediterranean district ...

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