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Definition of the noun genus caiman
What does genus caiman mean as a name of something?
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- more generic term: reptile genus = a genus of reptiles
- member of: Alligatoridae / family Alligatoridae = alligators
- member: caiman / cayman = a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
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by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster
'_ A tropical Amencan crocodilian of the genus Caiman and related genera, resembling the alligator. Cain ikanj n.
Chambers's Encyclopaedia (1896)
A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge
The genus Caiman 18 at home in tropical South America, but extends northward to .Mexico. The nostrils are undivided, the webs of the feet are still more rudimentary, the bony plates of the back are articulated to form a connected armour, and ...
The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
cayman or caiman ka 'man, n any of the Central and South American crocodilian animals of the genus Caiman and related genera, similar to alligators: — />/cay'mans.
The Encyclopedia Britannica (1910)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm
In Central and South America alligators are represented by five species of the genus Caiman, which differs from Alligator by the absence of a bony septum between the nostrils, and the ventral armour is composed of overlapping bony scutes, ...
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