Gavial meaning

gāvē-əl
The crocodilian Gavialis gangeticus; any species of the family Gavialidae.
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Origin of gavial

  • French from Hindi ghaṛiyāl from Sanskrit ghaṇṭikaḥ probably from ghaṇṭā bell (from the bulbous end of its snout)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi घड़ियाल (ghaṛiyāl).

    From Wiktionary