Definitions for caimanˈkeɪ mən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cai•manˈkeɪ mən(n.)(pl.)-mans.

or cay•man

  1. any of several tropical American crocodilians of the genus Caiman and allied genera.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

Origin of caiman:

1570–80; < Sp caimán < Carib

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caiman, cayman(noun)

    a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly


  1. caiman(Noun)

    A relative of the alligator, of the genus Caiman. It resembles an alligator and a crocodile but smaller.

  2. caiman(Noun)

    A semi-aquatic lizard, of the genus Dracaena, found in South America. To differentiate from caimans, they are referred to as caiman lizards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caiman(noun)

    see Cayman

Anagrams of caiman

  1. maniac

  2. mancia

Translations for caiman

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a kind of large reptile closely related to the crocodile, found mainly in the rivers of the warmer parts of America.

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