gecko

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noun \ˈge-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of gecko

plural

geckos

also

geckoes

  1. :  any of numerous small chiefly tropical and nocturnal insectivorous lizards (family Gekkonidae)

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Origin and Etymology of gecko

perhaps from Malay dialect geʔkok


First Known Use: 1774


GECKO Defined for English Language Learners

gecko

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noun \ˈge-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of gecko for English Language Learners

  • : a small tropical lizard


GECKO Defined for Kids

gecko

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noun \ˈge-ˌkō\

Definition of gecko for Students

plural

geckos

or

geckoes

  1. :  a small tropical lizard that eats insects and is usually active at night


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