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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gavial  \Ga"vi*al\,  n.  [Hind.  ghariu?l:  cf  F.  gavial.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  Asiatic  crocodilian  ({Gavialis  Gangeticus});  -- 
  called  also  {nako},  and  {Gangetic  crocodile}. 
 
  Note:  The  gavial  has  a  long,  slender  muzzle,  teeth  of  nearly 
  uniform  size,  and  feet  completely  webbed.  It  inhabits 
  the  Ganges  and  other  rivers  of  India.  The  name  is  also 
  applied  to  several  allied  fossil  species. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gavial 
  n  :  large  fish-eating  Indian  crocodilian  with  a  long  slender 
  snout  [syn:  {Gavialis  gangeticus}] 




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