American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Andromeda.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, a genus of lizards, typical of the family Lacertidæ. The name has been used in senses almost as broad as those of Lacertæ or Lacertilia. As now restricted, it covers a large number of common harmless lizards of the Old World, and chiefly of its warmer parts, of active diurnal habits, living on the ground chiefly, with four well-developed limbs and movable eyelids. They are of slender form, with long slim tail and non-imbricated scales. L. agilis is the common gray lizard or sand lizard of England. L. viridis is the green lizard of southern Europe.
- n. A small constellation which first appears in the “Prodromus Astronomiæ” of Hevelius, published in 1690. It is bounded by Cepheus, Cygnus, Pegasus, and Andromeda. Its brightest star is of the fourth magnitude.
- n. A fathom.
- n. astronomy An inconspicuous autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lizard. It lies between the constellations of Cygnus and Andromeda.
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Lacertidae — It includes the rock lizards.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A fathom.
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of lizards. See lizard.
- n. (Astron.) The Lizard, a northern constellation.
- n. type genus of the Lacertidae
- Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. From Latin lacerta, a "lizard" (Wiktionary)
- Latin lacerta, lizard. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It contains a stupendous object called BL Lacerta, which is known as a "blazar", a distant galaxy being torn apart by a super-sized black hole.”
“This came about when I was cruising random cool stuff and discovered a Wikipedia entry about a constellation in the southern hemisphere called "Lacerta".”
“(PS) armor; Neutron Jammer Canceler Fixed armaments: 2 x MA-M01 "Lacerta" beam saber, stored on hips, hand-carried in use; 2 x MMI-GAU2 "Picus" 76mm CIWS, fire-linked, mounted on head; 2”
“Shield, mounted on left arm Fixed armaments: 2 x MA-M01 "Lacerta" beam saber stored on hips, hand-carried in use 2 x MMI-GAU2 "Picus" 76mm CIWS, fire-linked, mounted on head 2 x M100”
“MA-M01 "Lacerta" beam saber stored on hips, hand-carried in use 2 x MMI-GAU2 "Picus" 76mm”
“Three Ships Alliance First deployment: 5 May CE 71 Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso Dimensions: head height 18.03 meters Weight: max gross weight 71.5 metric tons Armor materials: unknown Powerplant: ultracompact nuclear fission reactor, power output rated at 8826 kW Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Phase Shift (PS) armor; Neutron Jammer Canceler Fixed armaments: 2 x MA-M01 "Lacerta" beam saber, stored on hips, hand-carried in use; 2 x MMI-GAU2 "Picus" 76mm CIWS, fire-linked, mounted on head; 2 x”
“When we returned to our Burren I began repeating the "work" for our native lizards, the common lizard, Lacerta vivipara and the legless lizard, the slowworm Anguis fragilis (although the latter was probably introduced into the Burren as they are not native to Ireland).”
“Effects of maternal parasite load on offspring life-history traits in the common lizard Lacerta vivipara.”
“Some noteworthy reptiles are Mauremys caspica, Lacerta schreiberi, Anguis fragilis, and Macroprotodon cucullatus.”
“Mammals and reptiles are particularly poor: two species of mammal Nyctalus leisleri verrucosus and Pipistrellus maderensis, and one species of reptile Lacerta duguesii are reported.”
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