fan-footed gecko


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

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fan-footed gecko was in 1870

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“Fan-footed gecko.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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