American chameleon

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Definition of American chameleon

: green anole … a genus of small lizards that includes the well-known American chameleon—lying along a leaf, its tail a neat extension of the leaf tip.— Doug Wechsler

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First Known Use of American chameleon

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“American chameleon.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20chameleon. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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