from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lizard of the genus Calotes, which comprises a number of small, beautiful species from southern Asia.
  • n. A dendrosaurian; a lizard of the group Dendrosaura.


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  • Another tree-lizard, not uncommon on the banks of the rivers, is not only of a beautiful green colour, but has foliaceous expansions on its limbs and body, so that even when amongst the long grass it looks like a leafy shoot that has fallen from the trees above.

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • Poor fellow! then you will have to come to 'possum, or have to eat a tree-lizard, or our friend the laughing jackass, or her eggs, if she happen to have a nest in this tree.

    The Young Berringtons The Boy Explorers


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