noun Amei·va \əˈmāvə, -īvə\

Definition of Ameiva

  1. :  a genus of New World lizards (family Teiidae)

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Origin and Etymology of ameiva

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

First Known Use: 1742

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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