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gecko

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noun \ˈge-(ˌ)kō\

Simple Definition of gecko

  • : a small tropical lizard

Full Definition of gecko

plural geck·os also geck·oes

  1. :  any of numerous small chiefly tropical and nocturnal insectivorous lizards (family Gekkonidae)

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Origin of gecko

perhaps from Malay dialect geʔkok


First Known Use: 1774

Rhymes with gecko


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