Ano·​lis | \ əˈnōlə̇s, ˈanə- \

Definition of Anolis

: a genus of small American pleurodont lizards (family Iguanidae) comprising the New World chameleons that have the power of changing color like the true chameleons of the Old World

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First Known Use of Anolis

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anolis

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from French anolis anole

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“Anolis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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