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Definition of the noun nile crocodile

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  1. a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • scientific name: Crocodylus niloticus
    • synonym of Nile crocodile: African 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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  1. A large fierce carnivorous semi-aquatic African crocodile.

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Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Reptiles (2004)

by Murray Wrobel

niloticus Crocodylia - Crocodylidae e Nile Crocodile; Nilotic Crocodile; African Crocodile d Nil-Krokodil f Crocodile du Nil; Crocodile 2176 Crocodylus novaeguineae Crocodylia - Crocodylidae e Freshwater Crocodile; New Guinea Crocodile; ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

the Nile crocodile is fish, although they grab passing mammals, and occasionally human beings. One side of crocodile symbolism involves fertility, virility, the underworld, water, and sunrise. The creature is referred to as "bull of bulls, great ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animals (2004)

A Complete Visual Guide by Fred Cooke

Central and South America, and eastern China Crocodyfidae inhabit estuaries and freshwater streams of Africa, India, Indonesia, Australia, northern South America, Central America, and the West Indies Nile crocodile baby When about to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile) See CROCODYLIDAE. Crocodylus porosus (saltwater crocodile, estuarine crocodile) See CROCODYLIDAE. crop A thinwalled extension of the *oesophagus of a bird or insect, used for food storage .

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Animal Predators (2017)

Protect Your Livestock, Poultry, and Pets; Identify the Tracks and Signs of More Than 30 Predators; Learn about Each Predator's Traits and Behaviors by Janet Vorwald Dohner

W (Alligator hen European explorers first encountered the American alligator, they confused it with the very real and legendary Old World Nile crocodile. The name alligator came from the Spanish el ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

The Nile crocodile, which is native to Africa, has been hunted almost to EXTINCTION in the lower Nile River, but exists in greater numbers in the upper Nile. The American crocodile (Cmcodylus acutis) is the only crocodile native to the United ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2009)

by DK Publishing

US Nile crocodile Gray-green to almost black , ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

NILE CROCODILE (Crocodylus niloticus) The order Crocodilia includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials. Typically, crocodilians are carnivores (flesh-eaters), and have a long snout, sharp teeth for gripping prey, and hard, square ...

Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro, Timothy Johns

Nyang', (Nile Crocodile) Crocodylus niloticus.

Google previewNational Geographic Animal Encyclopedia (2012)

2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! by Lucy H. Spelman

The Nile crocodile. for example. waits along the edge ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

Nile crocodile. 4. American alligator. 8. Back part of the sériée of teeth of the lower Jaw of an alligator, with the Inner wall of the alveolar grove cut away, showing ...

Google previewThe World Book Dictionary (2003)

Nile crocodile, a large, vicious crocodile of Africa that was considered sacred by the ancient Egyptians.

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