caiman

[ key-muhn ]
/ ˈkeɪ mən /

noun, plural cai·mans.

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

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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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