fan-footed gecko

fan-foot·​ed gecko
variants: or less commonly fan-fingered gecko or fan foot gecko or fan-toed gecko
plural -s

Definition of fan-footed gecko

: any of several geckos (genus Ptyodactylus) chiefly of northern Africa and the Middle East with toes surrounded by fan-shaped lobes and tipped with a retractable claw especially : one which is pale brown or grayish brown (P. hasselquistii) found from northern Africa to Iran

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First Known Use of fan-footed gecko

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Fan-footed gecko.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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