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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The next evening, after a day kayaking and swimming on Tortuga Bay, with marine iguanas, sea turtles and more reef sharks, Kristin focused the class on inversions. Jill Gleeson, Woman's Day, "I Hate Yoga—But That Didn't Stop Me from Attending a Yoga Retreat in the Galapagos Islands," 4 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of marine iguana

1924, in the meaning defined above

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