marine iguana

noun

Definition of marine iguana 

: a shore-dwelling seaweed-eating iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) of the Galápagos Islands that often feeds in the sea

First Known Use of marine iguana

1924, in the meaning defined above

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