lizard

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noun liz·ard \ˈli-zərd\

Definition of lizard

  1. 1 :  any of a suborder (Lacertilia) of reptiles distinguished from the snakes by a fused inseparable lower jaw, a single temporal opening, two pairs of well differentiated functional limbs which may be lacking in burrowing forms, external ears, and eyes with movable lids; broadly :  any relatively long-bodied reptile (as a crocodile or dinosaur) with legs and tapering tail

  2. 2 :  leather made from lizard skin

Origin and Etymology of lizard

Middle English liserd, from Anglo-French lesarde, from Latin lacerta


First Known Use: 14th century


LIZARD Defined for English Language Learners

lizard

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noun liz·ard \ˈli-zərd\

Definition of lizard for English Language Learners

  • : a type of reptile that has four legs and a long body and tail


LIZARD Defined for Kids

lizard

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noun liz·ard \ˈli-zərd\

Definition of lizard for Students

  1. :  a reptile with movable eyelids, ears that are outside the body, and usually four legs



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