Say it: a-le-ga-ter
Part of speech: Noun
Definition: A large reptile that has a long body, thick skin, and sharp teeth, that lives in the tropical parts of the U.S. and China, and that is related to crocodiles.
Synonyms: Lizard, Crocodile
Use in a sentence: Among the animals are the puma, manatee (sea cow), alligator and crocodile, but the number of these has been greatly diminished by hunting.