Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A notable genus of monitor-lizards, of the family Monitoridæ or Varanidæ: so named from their aquatic habits.

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Examples

  • These places were especially disagreeable to cross; for under the gloomy shadow of the trees they would now and then catch a glimpse of huge newt-like lizards of the genus _hydrosaurus_ -- almost as large as crocodiles -- slowly floundering out of the way, as if reluctant to leave, and half-determined to dispute the passage.

    The Castaways

  • With this knowledge of what it would afford them, Saloo had no difficulty in persuading Captain Redwood to send a bullet through the skull of the _hydrosaurus_, and it soon lay lifeless upon the ground.

    The Castaways

  • There was brontosaurus, and atlantosaurus, and hydrosaurus, and iguanodon, -- lizards, you know, not like these little black fellows that run about in the pulverized feldspar here, but chaps eighty or a hundred feet long, and twenty or thirty high; and turtles, as big as a house. "

    The Golden Fleece

  • There was brontosaurus, and atlantosaurus, and hydrosaurus, and iguanodon, -- lizards, you know, not like these little black fellows that run about in the pulverized feldspar here, but chaps eighty or a hundred feet long, and twenty or thirty high; and turtles, as big as a house. "

    The Golden Fleece, a romance

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