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gharial

[ guhr-ee-uhl ]
/ ˈgʌr i əl /
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noun
a large crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, of India and Pakistan, having elongated, garlike jaws: an endangered species.
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Also called ga·vi·al [gey-vee-uhl] /ˈgeɪ vi əl/ .

Origin of gharial

First recorded in 1815–25; from French, from Hindi ghariyāl

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British Dictionary definitions for gharial

gharial
/ (ˈɡærɪəl) /

noun
another name for for gavial
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