Amei·​va | \ əˈmāvə, -īvə \

Definition of Ameiva

: a genus of New World lizards (family Teiidae)

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First Known Use of Ameiva

1742, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ameiva

borrowed from New Latin, perhaps from an unrecorded word in an indigenous language of Brazil

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“Ameiva.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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