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

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Recent Examples on the Web Glide aboard a standup paddleboard to Las Tintoreras, snorkel in Concha de Perla or kayak around the rocky shoreline of Isabela Island to glimpse the native marine iguana. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 Glide aboard a standup paddleboard to Las Tintoreras, snorkel in Concha de Perla or kayak around the rocky shoreline of Isabela Island to glimpse the native marine iguana. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 Glide aboard a standup paddleboard to Las Tintoreras, snorkel in Concha de Perla or kayak around the rocky shoreline of Isabela Island to glimpse the native marine iguana. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 Glide aboard a standup paddleboard to Las Tintoreras, snorkel in Concha de Perla or kayak around the rocky shoreline of Isabela Island to glimpse the native marine iguana. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 Glide aboard a standup paddleboard to Las Tintoreras, snorkel in Concha de Perla or kayak around the rocky shoreline of Isabela Island to glimpse the native marine iguana. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 Glide aboard a standup paddleboard to Las Tintoreras, snorkel in Concha de Perla or kayak around the rocky shoreline of Isabela Island to glimpse the native marine iguana. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 13 Aug. 2021 Glide aboard a standup paddleboard to Las Tintoreras, snorkel in Concha de Perla or kayak around the rocky shoreline of Isabela Island to glimpse the native marine iguana. Miriam Cain, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2021 National Geographic Journey’s 10-day Galápagos Voyage includes a visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station, where several endemic species of giant tortoise live, and encounters with marine iguanas on Isla Fernandina. Jennifer Barger, National Geographic, 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of marine iguana

1924, in the meaning defined above

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21 Oct 2021

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“Marine iguana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marine%20iguana. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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