from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a tropical family of snakelike lizards (Chalcidæ), having four small or rudimentary legs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to Chalcis, the chief city of the Greek island sometimes called Egripo and Negropont, but now bearing its ancient name Eubœa.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Chalcis.
  • Belonging to or having the characters of the lizards called Chalcididæ. See Chalcididæ.
  • n. A lizard of the family Chalcididæ. Also chalcid.
  • n. An insect of the family Chalcididæ. Also chalcid.


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