from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a thick tongue; specifically, of or pertaining to the Pachyglossæ.


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  • In addition, pachyglossate (noun) denoted an animal with a thick tongue; spec. a parrot of the former tribe Pachyglossi.

    Pachyglossae (also, see above) is a former taxonomic suborder composed of lizards having thick fleshy tongues, including the iguanas, gekkos, and agamas.

    July 10, 2011