- n. 短吻鳄（产于美国及中国）；短吻鳄皮革；鳄口式工具
- vi. 皱裂；裂开
- adj. 鳄鱼般的；鳄鱼皮革的；鳄鱼皮纹的
来自西班牙语。al, 定冠词。-ligator, 同lizard, 蜥蜴。
- alligator:  The Spanish, on encountering the alligator in America, called it el lagarto ‘the lizard’. At first English adopted simply the noun (‘In this river we killed a monstrous Lagarto or Crocodile’, Job Hortop, The trauailes of an Englishman 1568), but before the end of the 16th century the Spanish definite article el had been misanalysed as part of the noun – hence, alligator. Spanish lagarto derived from Latin lacerta ‘lizard’, which, via Old French lesard, gave English lizard.
- alligator (n.)
- 1560s, lagarto (modern form attested from 1620s, with excrescent -r as in tater, feller, etc.), a corruption of Spanish el lagarto (de Indias) "the lizard (of the Indies)," from Latin lacertus (see lizard). Alligarter was an early variant. The slang meaning "non-playing devotee of swing music" is attested from 1936; the phrase see you later, alligator is from a 1956 song title.
- 1. He was grappling with an alligator in a lagoon.
- 2. Alligator lives in the rivers and lakes in the hot wet parts of America and China.
- 3. She wandered off to play with her toy alligator.
- 4. All the government shoes are made of alligator hide.
- 5. An American would be puzzled, to say the least, by a reference to an alligator.
- 如果有人提到鳄鱼, 美国人起码会感到迷惑不解.
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