Anguis

noun
An·​guis | \ ˈaŋgwə̇s \

Definition of Anguis

: the type genus of Anguidae including only the limbless blindworm

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First Known Use of Anguis

1757, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Anguis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anguis. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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