noun liz·ard \ˈli-zərd\

: a type of reptile that has four legs and a long body and tail

Full Definition of LIZARD

:  any of a suborder (Lacertilia) of reptiles distinguished from the snakes by a fused inseparable lower jaw, a single temporal opening, two pairs of well differentiated functional limbs which may be lacking in burrowing forms, external ears, and eyes with movable lids; broadly :  any relatively long-bodied reptile (as a crocodile or dinosaur) with legs and tapering tail
:  leather made from lizard skin

Origin of LIZARD

Middle English liserd, from Anglo-French lesarde, from Latin lacerta
First Known Use: 14th century

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LIZARD Defined for Kids


noun liz·ard \ˈli-zərd\

Definition of LIZARD for Kids

:  a reptile with movable eyelids, ears that are outside the body, and usually four legs
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