yacare

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Etymology[edit]

Portuguese jacaré, from Old Tupi.

Noun[edit]

yacare (plural yacares)

  1. A caiman; a kind of alligator.
    • 1859, Cassell's popular natural history (page 24)
      The yacare is not found farther south than the 32nd degree of south latitude. In its habit completely aquatic; and is never found excepting in the water or on the bank.