Anole definition

ə-nōlē
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Any of a genus (Anolis, esp. A. carolinensis) of New World, tropical, arboreal lizards that can change color.
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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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Any of the Anolis genus of arboreal American lizards (such as the American chameleon) from the iguana family which feature a brightly colored dewlap and color-changing ability.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
anole
Plural:
anoles

Origin of anole

  • French anolis of Cariban origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From a Cariban term.

    From Wiktionary