the larva of a predaceous diving beetle, of the genus Dytiscus.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of water tiger
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby water tiger
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Example sentences from the Web for water tiger
There she found a fine lodge, and all things ready for her reception, and she became the wife of the water-tiger.
After she had plunged into the lake, she found herself in the hold of a water-tiger, who drew her to the bottom.