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cayman (plural caymans)

  1. Alternative spelling of caiman
    • 1862, The Quiver, volumes 1-6, page 451:
      We were about to follow this advice, when another man, more rash than his comrades, said, 'I'm not afraid of caymans,' and spurred his horse into the stream.
    • 1912, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World [], London, New York, N.Y.: Hodder and Stoughton, →OCLC:
      With a dull, heavy splash an occasional cayman plunged in from the bank.
    • 1996, Dale Alan Olsen, editor, Music of the Warao of Venezuela: Song People of the Rain Forest[1], page 326:
      Surely, when this animal comes, it is to eat us. Thus, we have to sing this hoa. This is how I learned this hoa for caymans. One sings this so he won't be eaten by the caymans.
    • 2002, Harry S. Pariser, Explore Puerto Rico[2], page 157:
      Laguna Tortuguero has some 2,000 caimanes (caymans), a type of alligator indigenous to Central and S America.