from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various large tropical American lizards of the family Iguanidae, often having spiny projections along the back.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several members of the lizard family Iguanidae.
- n. Any member of the genus Iguana.
- n. A green iguana (Iguana iguana); a large tropical American lizard often kept as a pet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidæ. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large lizard of the warmer parts of America, of the genus Iguana; also, some similar lizard of a related genus.
- n. [capitalized] The typical and leading genus of the family Iguanidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
This male iguana is about 1.2 meters long, including tail.
Lizards are plentiful in the forests, the largest class being known as iguana, which is eaten by some of the country people, as it was in former days by the Indians.
"The gentleman claimed that the iguana was his service animal, so I am not sure the police looked into it further," Mr. Ayres says.
One of the biggest offenders, iguanas; one man in Boca Raton decided to take the pesky lizards on, inventing a repellant called iguana rid.
Both frogs are then put inside a hollowed-out river iguana, which is then stuffed into a large river fish and placed inside a box full of coals that is heated and tossed out behind the boat for further maceration.
The iguana is a lizard which feeds on fruits and vegetables.
It was not an iguana, which is so different in appearance as to make it impossible to confuse the two.
As noted by Stempell, there are two or three species of large lizards in Central America commonly called iguana, and it is probable that the one here considered is the _Ctenosaura acanthura_ of
The large teguexin lizard of the pampas, called iguana by the country people, is a notable snake-killer.
Gutting the iguana is a gory business, followed by cutting off the paws and removing the glands called bolitas, found at the top part of the legs.
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