iguana

noun igua·na \ i-ˈgwä-nə \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of iguana

: any of various large chiefly herbivorous usually green or brownish tropical American lizards (family Iguanidae, the iguana family) that have a serrated dorsal crest and large dewlap; broadly : any of various large lizards

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Origin and Etymology of iguana

Spanish, from Arawak & Carib iwana


IGUANA Defined for English Language Learners

iguana

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Definition of iguana for English Language Learners

  • : a large lizard that lives in the tropical regions of Central and South America


IGUANA Defined for Kids

iguana

noun igua·na \ i-ˈgwä-nə \

Definition of iguana for Students

: a large tropical American lizard with a ridge of tall scales along its back


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