Definition of anole
: any of a genus (Anolis) of arboreal American lizards (as the American chameleon) of the iguana family that have a brightly colored dewlap and the ability to change color
Origin of anole
probably from French anolis, from Arawak of the Lesser Antilles
First Known Use: 1745
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