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anole

noun ano·le \ə-ˈnō-lē\

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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