- any of a suborder (Sauria, order Squamata) of reptiles characterized typically by a long slender body and tail, scaly skin, and four legs: most species live in hot, dry regions, as the gecko, horned toad, chameleon, and iguana
- loosely any of various similar reptiles or other animals, as alligators or salamanders
Origin of lizardMiddle English lesard from Old French from Classical Latin lacerta, lizard: see leg
- Any of numerous squamate reptiles often classified in the suborder Lacertilia, characteristically having a scaly elongated body with a tapering tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and external ear openings.
- Leather made from the skin of one of these reptiles.
Origin of lizardMiddle English lesarde, lisard from Old French lesarde from Latin lacerta of unknown origin