Definition of false gharial in English:

false gharial

noun

  • A rare, narrow-snouted crocodile that resembles the gharial, native to Indonesia and Malaysia.

    • ‘The outstanding questions in crocodylian phylogeny is the position of the false gharials, Tomistoma and its allies.’
    • ‘False gharials, more accurately known as tomistomas, are some of the most unusual and little known of the crocodilians.’
    • ‘The false gharial is usually found to have an affinity with the family Crocodylidae.’

Pronunciation:

false gharial

/ˌfôls ˈɡerēəl/