Tegu definition

tĭ-go͝o
Any of several large swift teiid lizards of the genus Tupinambis of Central and South America, usually having black and yellow, white, or red markings.
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A South American lizard of the genus Tupinambis, which is sometimes kept as a pet.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tegu
Plural:
tegus

Origin of tegu

  • Portuguese tejú from Tupí teyú

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

  • From teguexin, from Nahuatl tecoixin (“lizard")

    From Wiktionary