Ameiva

noun

Amei·​va
əˈmāvə,
-īvə
: a genus of New World lizards (family Teiidae)

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ameiva was in 1742

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“Ameiva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ameiva. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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