plural noun An·ni·el·li·dae \ˌanēˈeləˌdē\

Definition of Anniellidae

  1. :  a family of degenerate wormlike California lizards apparently closely related to the Anguidae

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Origin and Etymology of anniellidae

New Latin, from Anniella, type genus (irregular from Spanish aniello, anillo ring, from Latin anellus small ring) + -idae — more at annelida

First Known Use: 1883

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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