Skink meaning

skĭngk
Frequency:
Any of numerous lizards of the family Scincidae, having a smooth shiny body and large scales on the head, and in some species, small or rudimentary legs.
noun
1
0
Any of a family (Scincidae) of widely distributed lizards having an elongated, shiny body, smooth scales, and short legs.
noun
1
0
A lizard of the Scincidae family, having small or reduced limbs or none at all and long tails that are regenerated when shed.
noun
1
0
(Scotland) To serve (a drink)
verb
1
0
(obsolete) Drink.
noun
1
0
Advertisement
(obsolete) Pottage.

noun
0
0

Origin of skink

  • Latin scincus from Greek skinkos

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

  • From Latin scincus, from Ancient Greek σκίνκος (skínkos).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English scencan or Old Norse skenkja.

    From Wiktionary