Iguana meaning

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Any of a large family (Iguanidae) of mostly American tree, ground, or marine lizards; esp., any of a genus (Iguana) of large, tropical American lizards that feed on insects or vegetation and have a row of spines from neck to tail.
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Any of several members of the lizard family Iguanidae.
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Any member of the genus Iguana.
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A green iguana (Iguana iguana); a large tropical American lizard often kept as a pet.
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Any of various usually large herbivorous lizards of the subfamily Iguaninae, often having a dorsal crest and found chiefly in tropical America.
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Origin of iguana

  • Spanish from Arawak iwana

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

  • Spanish iguana, from Taino iwana.

    From Wiktionary