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- n. Alternative form of tuatara.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as tuatara.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gigantic lizard of New Zealand, Hatteria (or Sphenodon) punctata. See cut under Hatteria.
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They were actually remotely related to the tuatera lizard of New Zealand, and still more remotely to the true lizards.