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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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American chameleon was in 1880

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“American chameleon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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American chameleon

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