cayman

[ key-muh n ]
/ ˈkeɪ mən /

noun, plural cay·mans.

Definition for cayman (2 of 2)

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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British Dictionary definitions for cayman (1 of 2)

cayman

caiman

/ (ˈkeɪmən) /

noun plural -mans

any tropical American crocodilian of the genus Caiman and related genera, similar to alligators but with a more heavily armoured belly: family Alligatoridae (alligators, etc)

Word Origin for cayman

C16: from Spanish caimán, from Carib cayman, probably of African origin

British Dictionary definitions for cayman (2 of 2)

caiman

/ (ˈkeɪmən) /

noun plural -mans

a variant spelling of cayman
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