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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gavial \Ga"vi*al\ (g[=a]"v[i^]*al), n. [Hind. gha[.r]iy[=a]l: cf. F. gavial.] (Zool.) A large Asiatic crocodilian (Gavialis Gangeticus); -- called also nako, and Gangetic crocodile. [1913 Webster] Note: The gavial has a long, slender muzzle, teeth of nearly uniform size, and feet completely webbed. It inhabits the Ganges and other rivers of India. The name is also applied to several allied fossil species. [1913 Webster] Gavot