teiid

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noun te·iid \ˈtē-əd, ˈtī-\

Definition of teiid

  1. :  any of a family (Teiidae) of mostly tropical American lizards (such as the racerunner) with an elongate forked tongue

teiid

adjective

Origin and Etymology of teiid

New Latin Teiidae, from Teius, genus of lizards, from Portuguese teiú, the lizard Tupinambis teguixim, from Tupi tejú


First Known Use: 1956


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