bearded dragon


Definition of bearded dragon

: 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

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First Known Use of bearded dragon

circa 1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Bearded dragon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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