/ ɡeɪviəl /
Množina reči gavial je gavials.
ETYM Hind. ghaoriyâl: cf. French gavial.
Large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout; SYN. Gavialis gangeticus.
Kind of Indian alligator.
Large reptile Gavialis gangeticus related to the crocodile. It grows to about 7 m/23 ft long, and has a very long snout with about 100 teeth in its jaws. Gavials live in rivers in N India, where they feed on fish and frogs. They have been extensively hunted for their skins, and are now extremely rare.