teiid

noun
te·​iid | \ ˈtē-əd How to pronounce teiid (audio) , ˈtī- How to pronounce teiid (audio) \

Definition of teiid

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

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teiid adjective

First Known Use of teiid

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teiid

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

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“Teiid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teiid. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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