caiman

or cay·man

[ key-muh n ]
/ ˈkeɪ mən /

noun, plural cai·mans.

any of several tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and allied genera: some are endangered.

Origin of caiman

1570–80; < Spanish caimán < Carib
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caiman

/ (ˈkeɪmən) /

noun plural -mans

a variant spelling of cayman
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