bearded dragon

noun

: any of various Australian agamid lizards (genus Pogona synonym Amphibolurus) having spiny scales and an expandable pouch below the throat and including some (such as P. vitticeps and P. barbata) kept as pets

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bearded dragon was circa 1863

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“Bearded dragon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearded%20dragon. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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