Komodo dragon

noun Ko·mo·do dragon \ kə-ˈmō-dō- \

Definition of Komodo dragon

: an Indonesian monitor lizard (Varanus komodoensis) that is the largest of all known lizards and may attain a length of 10 feet (3 meters)

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Origin and Etymology of komodo dragon

Komodo Island, Indonesia


KOMODO DRAGON Defined for Kids

Komodo dragon

noun Ko·mo·do dragon \ kə-ˈmō-dō- \

Definition of Komodo dragon for Students

: a lizard of Indonesia that is the largest of all known lizards and may grow to be 10 feet (3 meters) long

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