from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the Teiidae, a large family of mainly tropical American lizards characterized by a long forked tongue and the absence of bony plates beneath the scales.
  • n. A lizard of the family Teiidae.

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  • adj. Of or belonging to the Teiidae family of tropical American lizards.
  • n. A lizard in the family Teiidae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail


From New Latin Teiidae, family name, from Teius, type genus, from Portuguese tej├║, tegu; see tegu.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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