Lizard meaning

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Any reptile of the order Squamata, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.
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(colloquial) An unctuous person.
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(colloquial) A coward.
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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.
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Leather made from the skin of one of these reptiles.
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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.
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(loosely) Any of various similar reptiles or other animals, as alligators or salamanders.
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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.
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(chiefly in attributive use) Lizard skin, the skin of these reptiles.
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Origin of lizard

  • Middle English from Old French lesarde from Latin lacertus, lacerta

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

  • From Anglo-Norman lusard, from Old French lesard (French: lézard), from Latin lacertus.

    From Wiktionary