Crocodile

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Crocodile Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters

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  • large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters

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Crocodile Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A crocodile is a large amphibious reptile. It lives mostly in large tropical rivers, where it is an ambush predator. One species, the Australian saltie, also travels in coastal salt water. In very dry climates, crocodiles may aestivate and sleep out the dry season.

The modern type of crocodile appeared first in the Eocene period, but its ancestors go much further back, to the Upper Triassic. The name "Crocodile" is also used for any member of the order Crocodilia. They are basically Archosaurs, a group which also includes the dinosaurs.

The crocodile can snap its jaw shut very fast and has much power closing its jaw but crocodiles have very little strength opening their jaws and any regular man can most likely hold it shut with their bare hands.

Crocodiles range in size from African Dwarf crocodiles that measure rarely over 5 feet to saltwater crocodiles which can approach 23 feet.



Crocodile Sample Sentences in News


  • Crocodile Gold Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2014 Financial Earnings Release and Conference Call
    Crocodile Gold Corp. will report financial results for the three months and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, on Monday, March 16, 2015, before the opening of the stock markets. Read more on this news related to 'Crocodile'
  • Crocodile selfies: Tourists warned not to risk life by taking photos with crocs in NT
    People taking selfies next to crocodiles at a Top End nature park have been warned - you are at risk of being attacked. Read more on this news related to 'Crocodile'
  • Crocodile Gold Achieves Exploration Success on High-Grade Drill Results Reported at Stawell Gold Mines
    Crocodile Gold Corp. is pleased to announce positive results from Stawell Gold Mines' multi-targeted underground drilling exploration program, undertaken throughout 2014, which focused on the upper levels ... Read more on this news related to 'Crocodile'

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