Definition of 'crocodile'


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1. A long line or procession of people (especially children) walking together.

2. Any of a variety of related predatory amphibious reptiles, related to the alligator.

3. Any of various large aquatic reptiles of the family Crocodylidae that are native to tropical and subtropical regions and have thick, armorlike skin and long tapering jaws.

4. Leather made from crocodile skin.

5. Chiefly British A line of people, especially pupils or choir members, standing two abreast.

6. A crocodilian reptile, such as an alligator, caiman, or gharial.

7. false or affected tears; hypocritical sorrow; -- derived from the fiction of old travelers, that crocodiles shed tears over their prey.

8. (Zoöl.) an African plover (Pluvianus ægypticus) which alights upon the crocodile and devours its insect parasites, even entering its open mouth (according to reliable writers) in pursuit of files, etc.; -- called also Nile bird. It is the trochilos of ancient writers.

9. (Logic) A fallacious dilemma, mythically supposed to have been first used by a crocodile.

10. (Zoöl.) A large reptile of the genus Crocodilus, of several species. They grow to the length of sixteen or eighteen feet, and inhabit the large rivers of Africa, Asia, and America. The eggs, laid in the sand, are hatched by the sun's heat. The best known species is that of the Nile (Crocodilus vulgaris, or Crocodilus Niloticus). The Florida crocodile (Crocodilus Americanus) is much less common than the alligator and has longer jaws. The name is also sometimes applied to the species of other related genera, as the gavial and the alligator.

11. large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters

12. An animal of the order Crocodilia, and especially of the family Crocodilidæ (see these words).

13. In logic, a sophism of counter-questioning.

14. Like a crocodile, or like something pertaining to a crocodile.


1. Police warned residents to be alert for crocodiles in suburban areas after a car hit a large crocodile on a busy road in Darwin.

2. The ones in our photo appear to have green crocodile skin at the back, red something or other (velvet?

3. His suit is made of a false crocodile head and a protective metal cage covered in canvas.

4. But these neat little rounds of white crocodile meat had no smell and frankly no taste.

5. We know now they were crocodile tears.

6. Is there a large toy crocodile in your hand luggage?

7. But they were crocodile tears and he showed no emotion when his lies were finally exposed.

8. And its grief smacks of crocodile tears.

9. There is no ethical difference between a fur coat and a leather jacket, crocodile or suede.

10. The upholstery was in Chinese silk and the car was trimmed with crocodile skin.

11. They don't have embarrassing egos and ludicrous outfits or shed crocodile tears.

12. Ignore the past week's crocodile tears from the players.

13. If that proves to be the case, no crocodile tears should be should shed for him.

14. crocodile tears, thought some at the time.

15. But you won't get crocodile tears from the fighters.

16. Over the last 24 hours almost the entire shadow cabinet have packed their bags and shed crocodile tears.

17. Are the rich fed up with being fed up, and keen to open their crocodile skin wallets again?

18. They are crying crocodile tears.

19. WHERE would you expect to find the world's largest indoor crocodile park?

20. I'm thinking of his crocodile tears at the launch of his election video this week.

21. But crocodile tears and a few slick PR phrases are not enough.

22. And let's not forget the oversized crocodile leather messenger bags, worn strapped across the body.

23. The Nile crocodile eats more humans than any other predator on Earth.

24. Police searched the river, which contains a large number of crocodiles, with boats and a helicopter.

25. Because crocodile skin is prized in the leather industry, one animal can be worth up to 1,000 and most will become bags or shoes.

26. 'Either the crocodile is a weird looking rhombifer, or the animal is some type of hybrid,' she said.

27. Whether this leviathan be a whale or a crocodile is a great dispute among the learned, which I will not undertake to determine; some of the particulars agree more easily to the one, others to the other; both are very strong and fierce, and the power of the Creator appears in them.

28. Did he spill his mint juleppe and break down in crocodile tears?

29. Stay tuned for more about Argentina … including recipes … Also, crocodile is yummy!

30. I've seen this before and it's a crocodile from a South African National Park.

31. The crocodile is still chasing Hook for more human flesh.

32. Cell phone keeps ringing in Ukrainian crocodile's tummy

33. ‘They could see the scaled skin of crocodiles and alligators along with an assortment of fish swimming about.’

34. ‘Hunted extensively for their skins, large crocodiles are becoming increasingly rare.’

35. ‘Many of the children were surprised at the texture of the crocodile's skin.’

36. ‘The tail sweep of a tuna, a newt, a crocodile, or a whale is the leverage act of the backbone pushing water with the expanded tail.’

37. ‘Caiman belong to the group known as crocodilians, which also includes alligators and crocodiles.’

38. ‘The surviving sauropsids include turtles, lizards, crocodiles and birds, all of which are still around today.’

39. ‘We turn next to crocodiles and alligators, in which the heart has two anatomically separate ventricles.’

40. ‘Alligators and crocodiles have nerves in their teeth, and when they feel the bar, they chomp down.’

41. ‘Their descendants include extant species such as birds, crocodiles and alligators.’

42. ‘Most of us aren't going to see a crocodile or an alligator in the wild.’

43. ‘Some apes were killed by predators such as crocodiles when they went to drink out of the lake.’

44. ‘After all, crocodiles are cold-blooded reptiles, and don't live in these climes.’

45. ‘After two more sightings of giant reptiles, both crocodiles, we pulled into a small cove.’

46. ‘Alligators and crocodiles have dots on their skin that scientists have long suspected to be sense organs.’

47. ‘It probably lived in a shallow lake populated by dinosaurs, crocodiles, turtles, and numerous types of fish.’

48. ‘Saltwater crocodiles and other crocodile species are the most likely predators of smooth-coated otters.’

49. ‘Their heads were akin to those of a crocodile, with short yellow teeth protruding over scaled lips, and the long snout jutting forwards.’

50. ‘Man is the primary predator, but others include leopards, crocodiles, and birds.’

51. ‘Snakes, crocodiles, and crabs scurry and swim about the forest floor.’

52. ‘Our streams and rivers teem with crocodiles, gharials and a large variety of fish, turtles and dolphins.’

53. ‘Shoes are sling-backed heels of crocodile and patent leather.’

54. ‘Accessories include wedged shoes in crocodile, aged leather belts cinched around jackets and blazers recalling Dr. Zhivago.’

55. ‘Shoes are pointed and classic in crocodile and patterned leather with a lace or side buckle.’

56. ‘Karl Lagerfeld, dressed in knee-high crocodile boots and a leather choker, was one of the speakers.’

57. ‘Your jacket, sneakers, and the cell phone in your pocket become an Italian suit, crocodile shoes, and high-caliber pistol.’

58. ‘Guys with painted shirts and vests underneath, big turn-up jeans and crocodile shoes.’

59. ‘It's like having ivory on your mantelpiece and crocodile shoes in your closet.’

60. ‘Coupled with his navy crocodile shoes, Muhammad sees it as a sure bargain.’

61. ‘He offers perhaps the widest range of exotic leathers, from crocodile to shark.’

62. ‘The new boutique is a wonder of luxury: the major part of the store's furnishings are covered in chic and pricey crocodile.’

63. ‘Ranging in price from $175 to $500, each handbag is crafted from either calf hide, lambskin, or crocodile.’

64. ‘crocodile is huge for autumn.’

65. ‘He used the corset look to great effect, particularly when he paired a white crocodile bustier with a black silk chiffon petal skirt and a rose silk faille bustier with a black silk chiffon lace inset skirt.’

66. ‘Will the UK scheme to walk a crocodile of children to school give them independence - or simply embarrass them?’

67. ‘The crocodile involves the group walking one behind another and throwing a ball back down the line.’

68. ‘The owner of one stall enthused about the rich tradition of cheesemaking he'd inherited, along with his flock of sheep, to a crocodile of rapt schoolchildren.’

69. ‘For example, when a school crocodile passed, the eye would count it as one person.’

70. ‘Kids and not-kids and people so far from being kids they were coming round for a second chance formed a long crocodile queue round and round the shop, up and down the aisles, all lined up to pay for their copies.’

71. ‘As a crocodile of children snaked their way through the school gates of a Hampshire school there was no sign that a black panther could be at large.’

72. ‘They wore uniform, had uniform haircuts, slept in large dormitories known as wards, and walked everywhere crocodile fashion.’

73. crocodiles are feared by many humans

Other users have misspelling crocodile as:

1. crocidile 17.2%

2. crockodile 10.75%

3. cocodrile 4.3%

4. corcodile 4.3%

5. crocadile 3.23%

6. krokodillen 2.15%

7. crokodil 2.15%

8. Other 55.92%

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