Word of the day

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crocodilian (noun) –  Any of various reptiles of the order Crocodylia (or Crocodilia), which includes the alligators, the crocodiles, the caimans, and the gharial.

(adj) – 1. Of, relating to, or resembling the members of this order.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a crocodile.
3. Hypocritical; insincere.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : (crocodile) Middle English cocodrille, cokadrill, from Old French cocodrille, via medieval Latin from Latin crocodilus, from Greek krokodilos ‘worm of the stones’, from krokē ‘pebble’ + drilos ‘worm’. The spelling was changed in the 16th century to conform with the Latin and Greek forms.


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