cayman

[ key-muhn ]
/ ˈkeɪ mən /

noun, plural cay·mans.

a variant of caiman.

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British Dictionary definitions for cayman

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
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