a crawling animal – reptile – related to the crocodiles; found near or in the lakes or rivers of southern America and China,
female ~~ cow
baby ~~ hatchling
group ~~ congregation; bask; pod (of young)
voice (call) ~~ bellow
The American alligator is the state reptile of Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi, USA.
Alligator skin is made into valuable leather, used in making bags, shoes, belts and even jackets.
alligator boots = boots with gaping (open) mouths, i.e. the upper parts (toes) have parted from the sides