from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A common species of southern Asia, Crocodilus palustris, somewhat smaller and less dangerous than the muggar, or salt-water crocodile, C. porosus.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word marsh-crocodile.
_Eli-kimboola_ , the Indian crocodile, inhabiting the rivers and estuaries throughout the low countries of the coasts, attaining the length of sixteen or eighteen feet, and ready to assail man when pressed by hunger; and the marsh-crocodile , which lives exclusively in fresh water, frequenting the tanks in the northern and central provinces, and confining its attacks to the smaller animals: in length it seldom exceeds twelve or thirteen feet.
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.