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

  • n. Any of various usually small tropical and subtropical lizards of the family Gekkonidae, having toes padded with setae containing numerous suction cups that enable them to climb on vertical surfaces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any lizard of the family Gekkonidae. They are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and adhesive toes enabling them to climb on vertical surfaces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any lizard of the family Geckonidæ. The geckoes are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and vertical, elliptical pupils. Their toes are generally expanded, and furnished with adhesive disks, by which they can run over walls and ceilings. They are numerous in warm countries, and a few species are found in Europe and the United States. See wall gecko, fanfoot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lizard of the genus Gecco or family Gecconidæ; a wall-lizard. Also gecco, gekko. See Gecconidæ.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] Same as Gecco.

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

  • n. any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless

Etymologies

Javanese ge'kok.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay gekok, for the sound they make when moving. (Wiktionary)

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