Definition of anole
: any of a genus (Anolis) of arboreal American lizards (such as the American chameleon) of the iguana family that have a brightly colored dewlap and the ability to change color
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The green anole lizard looks like a skinny, four-legged lime.
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Origin and Etymology of anole
probably from French anolis, from Arawak of the Lesser Antilles
First Known Use: 1745See Words from the same year
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