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It Has 9 letters ( c r o c o d i l e )         4 vowels ( o o i e )         5 consonants ( c r c d l )         Word on the contrary elidocorc

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From Old French _cocodril_ (modern _crocodile_), from Medieval Latin _cocodrillus_, from Latin _crocodilus_, from Ancient Greek _κροκόδειλος_ (krokódeilos). The word was later refashioned after the Latin and Greek forms.

From Old French cocodril (modern crocodile), from Medieval Latin cocodrillus, from Latin crocodilus, from Ancient Greek κροκόδειλος (krokódeilos). The word was later refashioned after the Latin and Greek forms.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkrɒkədaɪl/

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkrɒkədaɪl/

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CROCODILE (_plural_ CROCODILES) * 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 […] SYNONYMS * (predatory amphibious reptile): croc (informal) DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS * crocodilian TRANSLATIONS

crocodile (plural crocodiles)

  1. 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.
  2. A long line or procession of people (especially children) walking together.
  3. (logic) A fallacious dilemma, mythically supposed to have been first used by a crocodile.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

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

Which the in categoryFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

From Old French _cocodril_, from Medieval Latin _cocodrillus_, from Classical Latin _crocodilus_, from Ancient Greek _κροκόδειλος_ (krokódeilos). The word was later refashioned after the Latin and Greek forms.

From Old French cocodril, from Medieval Latin cocodrillus, from Classical Latin crocodilus, from Ancient Greek κροκόδειλος (krokódeilos). The word was later refashioned after the Latin and Greek forms.

Which the in categoryFRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /kʀɔkɔdil/

  • IPA(key): /kʀɔkɔdil/

Which the in categoryFRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

CROCODILE

crocodile

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* “crocodile” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Which the in categoryNORMAN - ETYMOLOGY
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Norman - Etymology

From Old French _cocodril_, from Medieval Latin _cocodrillus_, from Classical Latin _crocodilus_, from Ancient Greek _κροκόδειλος_ (krokódeilos).

From Old French cocodril, from Medieval Latin cocodrillus, from Classical Latin crocodilus, from Ancient Greek κροκόδειλος (krokódeilos).

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CROCODILE

crocodile


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