mabuya

noun
ma·​bu·​ya | \ məˈbüyə\

Definition of mabuya

1 capitalized : a genus of insectivorous lizards (family Scincidae) common about houses in Central and South America
2 plural -s : a lizard of the genus Mabuya

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History and Etymology for mabuya

New Latin, from American Spanish, lizard of the genus Mabuya

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