gavial

gharial or garial (ˈɡærɪəl)

/ (ˈɡeɪvɪəl) /

noun

a large fish-eating Indian crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, with a very long slender snout: family Gavialidae
false gavial a SE Asian crocodile, Tomistoma schlegeli, similar to but smaller than the gavial

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Word Origin for gavial

C19: from French, from Hindi ghariyāl

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