nounpl. -·os or -·oes
any of a family (Gekkonidae) of soft-skinned, insect-eating, tropical and subtropical lizards with a short, stout body, a large head, and suction pads on the feet
Origin of geckoprobably from Malay ge'kok, uncertain or unknown; perhaps echoic of its cry
nounpl. geck·os, or geck·oes
Any of various chiefly nocturnal tropical and subtropical lizards of the family Gekkonidae, characteristically having toe pads covered with numerous tiny bristles that adhere to vertical surfaces.
Origin of geckoJavanese ge'kok
(plural geckos or geckoes)
From Malay gekok, for the sound they make when moving.