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caiman

[ key-muhn ]
/ ˈkeɪ mən /
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noun, plural cai·mans.
any of several tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and allied genera: some are endangered.
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Also cay·man .

Origin of caiman

First recorded in 1570–80; from Spanish caimán, from Carib
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British Dictionary definitions for caiman

caiman
/ (ˈkeɪmən) /

noun plural -mans
a variant spelling of cayman
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