From Spanishcaiman or Portuguesecaimão, probably from Galibi Carib or perhaps from a Congo language.
Spanish caimánfrom Carib acayuman
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Caiman Sentence Examples
In Central and South America alligators are represented by five species of the genus Caiman, which differs from Alligator by the absence of a bony septum between the nostrils, and the ventral armour is composed of overlapping bony scutes, each of which is formed of two parts united by a suture.
Evening option to observe the caiman around the lake.
There are at least 13 wildlife species in the park known to be globally threatened including black caiman, giant otter and ocelot.
There are many endangered species such as the black caiman, giant river otters and jaguar.
A large population of spectacled caimanCaiman latirostris nest in the islands.