Anguis

noun An·guis \ˈaŋgwə̇s\

Definition of Anguis

  1. :  the type genus of Anguidae including only the limbless blindworm

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Origin and Etymology of anguis

New Latin, from Latin, snake; akin to Old English & Old High German igil hedgehog, Old High German unc snake, Latin anguilla eel, Greek enchelys eel, echidna viper, echinos hedgehog, ophis snake, Sanskrit ahi


First Known Use: 1757


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