crocodile: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krok'u-dīl"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several crocodilians of the genus Crocodylus, found in sluggish waters and swamps of the tropics.
  2. any reptile of the order Crocodylia; crocodilian.
  3. the tanned skin or hide of these animals, used in the manufacture of luggage and accessories, as belts, shoes, and wallets.
  4. a file of people, esp. schoolchildren, out for a walk.
  5. a person who makes a hypocritical show of sorrow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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