Chamaeleon

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noun Cha·mae·leon \kə-ˈmēl-yən, -ˈmē-lē-ən\

Definition of Chamaeleon

  1. 1 :  a large genus (the type of the family Chamaeleontidae) of lizards including most of the Old World chameleons — compare rhiptoglossa

  2. 2 astronomy :  a constellation visible near the south celestial pole that is represented by a figure of a chameleon A search through observations by the Hubble Space Telescope identified the brown dwarf, which is in the constellation Chamaeleon, about 500 light-years away. — Grand Rapid Press, 11 Dec. 2005

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Origin and Etymology of chamaeleon

New Latin, from Latin, chameleon — more at chameleon


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