Any of a genus (Anolis, esp. A. carolinensis) of New World, tropical, arboreal lizards that can change color.
Any of various small, chiefly tropical lizards of the genus Anolis and related genera, native to the Americas and characterized by a distensible dewlap and the ability to change color.
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Origin of anole
- French anolis of Cariban origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From a Cariban term.