Alligators vs Crocodile - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between alligators and crocodile

is that alligators is while crocodile is any of the predatory amphibious reptiles of the family crocodylidae; (loosely) a crocodilian, any species of the order crocodilia, which also includes the alligators, caimans and gavials.

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    (wikipedia crocodile) (Crocodile dilemma)


    (en noun)
  • Any of the predatory amphibious reptiles of the family Crocodylidae; (loosely) a crocodilian, any species of the order Crocodilia, which also includes the alligators, caimans and gavials.
  • * 2005 , Mwelwa Musambachime, Basic Facts on Zambia , page 97,
  • Industrial and rural expansion is shrinking and destroying the Nile crocodile's' natural habitat. The Nile ' crocodiles , in particular, have been a source of highly durable leather for a variety of products which can be crafted and manufactured.
  • * 2008', Walkter B. Wood, ''Chapter 16: Forensic Identification in Fatal '''Crocodile Attacks'', Marc Oxenham (editor), ''Forensic Approaches to Death, Disaster and Abuse , page 244,
  • Two species of crocodile' inhabit Australian waterways: (a) the saltwater '''Crocodile''' — ''Crocodylus porosus'', and (b) the freshwater '''crocodile — ''Crocodylus johnstoni .
  • * 2011', Sam Thaker, ''The '''Crocodile's Teeth , page 31,
  • One contained some brightly-coloured tropical birds, one a python and the other a large and very lively crocodile .
    I told the customer that the boxes containing the crocodile and the python were not packed to my satisfaction, as there were not enough nails securing them.
  • A long line or procession of people (especially children) walking together.
  • * 1939 , (George Orwell), Coming Up for Air , part 2, chapter 8
  • Sometimes the kids from the slap-up boys' schools in Eastbourne used to be led round in crocodiles to hand out fags and peppermint creams to the 'wounded Tommies', as they called us.
  • (logic) A fallacious dilemma, mythically supposed to have been first used by a crocodile.
  • * (Maria Edgeworth)
  • We have seen syllogisms, crocodiles , enthymemas, sorites, &c. explained and tried upon a boy of nine or ten years old in playful conversation


    * (predatory amphibious reptile) croc (informal)

    Derived terms

    * American crocodile * Australian freshwater crocodile * black crocodile * crocodile clip * crocodile tears * Cuban crocodile * dwarf crocodile * estuarine crocodile * freshwater crocodile * Johnston's crocodile * Morelet's crocodile * mugger crocodile * New Guinea crocodile * Nile crocodile * Orinoco crocodile * Philippine crocodile * saltwater crocodile * Siamese crocodile * slender-snouted crocodile

    See also

    * alligator * caiman, cayman * freshie, freshy * gator * gavial, gharial * saltie ----