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

 

gharial

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡæriɑːl//
 
, BrE//ˌɡʌriˈɑːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeriəl//
 
(also gavial)
 
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a S Asian crocodile Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Hindi ghaṛiyāl. The spelling gavial (from French) is an alteration probably due to scribal error.