Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various usually large herbivorous lizards of the subfamily Iguaninae, often having a dorsal crest and found chiefly in tropical America.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large lizard of the warmer parts of America, of the genus Iguana; also, some similar lizard of a related genus.
  • noun [capitalized] The typical and leading genus of the family Iguanidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several members of the lizard family Iguanidae.
  • noun Any member of the genus Iguana.
  • noun A green iguana (Iguana iguana); a large tropical American lizard often kept as a pet.

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

  • noun large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, from Arawak iwana.]

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Spanish iguana, from Taino iwana.

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  • A kind of lizard.

    July 10, 2007