Gerrhonotus

noun
Ger·rho·no·tus

Definition of Gerrhonotus 

: a genus of long-tailed slow-moving chiefly terrestrial lizards (family Anguidae) that are widely distributed in western North America — see alligator lizard

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History and Etymology for Gerrhonotus

New Latin, from Greek gerrho- (from gerrhon hide-covered shield, anything made of wickerwork) + New Latin -notus; akin to Old Norse kjarr bush, kass willow basket, Armenian car tree

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