cayman

Definitions

  • The men force the cayman out of the water
    The men force the cayman out of the water
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cayman a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You can send a postcard from Hell. There is a small town located in the Cayman Islands called "Hell." They even have a post office
    • n Cayman (Zoöl) The south America alligator. See Alligator.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cayman A name applied popularly to the alligators of the West Indies and South America, but properly only to Crocodilus or Caiman palpebrosus and C. trigonatus (Cuvier). See alligator.
    • n cayman A gobioid fish, Dormitator maculatus, found in great abundance on both coasts of America. It lives in fresh and brackish water, ranges from South Carolina, through the West Indies, to Pará, Cape San Lucas and Panama, and is much used for food. See sleeper, 8 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cayman kā′man a local name loosely applied to various species of alligator—to that of the Mississippi, and more frequently to others found in tropical or subtropical America.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the language of Guiana: cf. Sp. caiman,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. caiman, most prob. Carib.

Usage

In literature:

With a dull, heavy splash an occasional cayman plunged in from the bank.
"The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle
On mud banks we saw the crocodile, "cayman" they call it.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
The red ape, turtle and cayman are among the chief totems.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
It is on these huge beaches that the caymans are born, live, and die, not without affording extraordinary examples of longevity.
"Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" by Jules Verne
Cayman Islands, 33, 40.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
The chief kinds are Aruba, Curacao, Sombrero, and Navassa, the Great Cayman, Redonda, and Alta Vela.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Then into the circle of light swam the masks of giant alligators and strange, tusked caymans.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
In a tank of water are a pair of young caymanes, or crocodiles.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
If I am not mistaken, it is some distance to the Cayman's Creek, at Fort Royal?
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
But the wound was insufficient to check the cayman's progress, and it disappeared with its prey.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
They consist of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, and are situated between 79 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Living in the Caymans got boring after a year.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Besides Jamaica, then in the possession of Spain, the Cayman Islands fell within these limits.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
The accidents occasioned by these caymans are frequent and terrible, and I have seen more than one Indian fall victims to them.
"The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines" by Hezekiah Butterworth
But the watchers on shore pulled the rope too soon, and the cayman dropped the bait at once.
"The Animal Story Book" by Various
Caymans are found in the lakes and rivers, and the waters teem with fish and other sea food.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
The crocodile and cayman occur in the swampy littoral of the south.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
All of them had large beards, and carried at their girdle a case of cayman skin, in which were four knives and a bayonet.
"The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)" by Walter Thornbury
The Grand Cayman (one of the three islands called Caymanas, lying between Jamaica and Cuba) has disappeared.
"Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)" by Anonymous
And I'm so glad to see you've brought dear Mrs. Cayman.
"Mortal Coils" by Aldous Huxley
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In poetry:

Where on the mighty river banks,
La Plate and Amazon,
The cayman, like an old tree trunk,
Lies basking in the sun;
"The Humming-Bird" by Mary Botham Howitt

In news:

QUEEN ELIZABETH II BOTANIC PARK, CAYMAN ISLANDS (AP).
406 ELT requirement waived by Dominican Republic and Cayman Islands.
Morning in the Cayman Islands.
Fletcher Sues to Block Cayman Liquidation of Hedge Fund.
Relaxing in the Cayman Islands.
Whether you only have a day to spend as a port of call on a cruise or a week or longer where you can really kick back and enjoy, the Cayman Islands are a great vacation destination.
Browse comprehensive car pricing info, current rebates & incentives, safety ratings, car photos, specs & more on the all new 2012 Porsche Cayman S Coupe.
The 2012 Porsche Cayman R is a proven attention-getter.
Mitt Romney's $101M Cayman Island IRAs.
Camp4 Canada Porsche Cayman .
Mid-engine Cayman updates could include new flat-4 engine.
Cayman Islands leader says he will not be stepping down after arrest on corruption allegations.
The government of the Cayman Islands says Premier McKeeva Bush has been arrested on suspicion of corruption .
Cayman Islands leader arrested in corruption case.
T he government of the Cayman Islands says Premier McKeeva Bush has been arrested on suspicion of corruption .
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In science:

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