Nile crocodile


Nile crocodile
A large fierce carnivorous semi-aquatic African crocodile.

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  • Nile crocodile — For the crocodile inhabiting west and northwest Africa, see Desert Crocodile. Deuterostomia Nile crocodile Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Nile crocodile — Nile′ croc′odile n. ram the common African crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, sometimes growing to a length of 20 ft. (6.1 m) • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Nile crocodile — the common African crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, sometimes growing to a length of 20 ft. (6.1 m): in some areas it is greatly reduced in number and now rare. Also, Nilotic crocodile. See illus. under crocodile. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nile crocodile — noun a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa • Syn: ↑African crocodile, ↑Crocodylus niloticus • Hypernyms: ↑crocodile …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crocodile attack — Crocodile attacks on people are common in places where large crocodiles are native and human populations live. Only six of the 23 crocodilian species are considered dangerous to adult humans, and only individuals 2 metres (6.6 ft) in length… …   Wikipedia

  • CROCODILE — (Heb. תַּנִּיך or תַּנִּים), the largest surviving reptile, with a length of as much as 23 feet (7 m.) or more. The tannim or tannin of the Bible refers to the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) and also to gigantic mythological animals said… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Crocodile (animal) — Crocodile Pour les articles homonymes, voir Crocodile (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Crocodile Du Nil — Crocodile du Nil …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Crocodile du nil — Crocodile du Nil …   Wikipédia en Français

  • crocodile — [kräk′ə dīl΄] n. [ME cocodril < OFr cocodrille < ML cocodrillus, altered < L crocodilus < Gr krokodilos, lizard (hence, “lizard of the Nile,” crocodile) < * krokodrilos < krokē, pebble, gravel (? akin to Sans sa̍rkarā, SUGAR) +… …   English World dictionary


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