Definition of Cayman

1. Noun. A semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly.

Exact synonyms: Caiman
Generic synonyms: Crocodilian, Crocodilian Reptile
Group relationships: Genus Caiman
Specialized synonyms: Caiman Sclerops, Spectacled Caiman



Definition of Cayman

1. n. The south America alligator. See Alligator.

Definition of Cayman

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of caiman) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cayman

1. caiman [n -S] - See also: caiman

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cayman

cawkers
cawks
cawky
caws
caxixi
caxixis
caxon
caxons
cay
cayenne
cayenne jasmine
cayenne pepper
cayenne peppers
cayenned
cayennes
cayman (current term)
caymans
cays
cayuca
cayucas
cayuco
cayucos
cayuse
cayuses
caz
caza
cazic
cazics
cazimi
cazique

Literary usage of Cayman

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1. Best Dives of the Caribbean by Joyce Huber (2006)
"cayman Islands Dubbed "The Islands that Time Forgot" by the Saturday Evening Post in the early 1950s, the caymans today - Grand cayman, cayman Brae and ..."

2. Wanderings in South America: The North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"A native hook and way of baiting.—The cayman's dinner-bell.—Caught at last.—How to secure the reptile.—Mounting a cayman.—An improvised bridle. ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1886)
"Island of Grand cayman, West Indies. I take much pleasure in dedicating this species to Mr. R. Bowdler Sharpe, of London, England. ..."

4. Golf Resorts: Where to Play in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean by Jim Nicol, Barbara Nicol (2001)
"A British Crown Colony, the group consists of Grand cayman and, about 80 miles east, Little cayman and cayman Brae islands. The cost of living is high ..."

5. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"43,) believes, with the Otho- macos, that the cayman, having no alacrity at sinking, is obliged to swallow stones by way of ballast, till he is heavy enough ..."

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