Definition of caiman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also cayman) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkeɪmən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪmən//
(pl. caimans, caymans) Amphibians and reptiles
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a N and S American reptile similar to an alligator See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish caimán, Portuguese caimão, from Carib acayuman.
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