Definition of alligator lizard in English:

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alligator lizard

noun

A short-limbed, long-tailed, slim lizard native to the North American west coast.
  • Genus Gerrhonotus, family Anguidae: several species, including the northern alligator lizard (G. coerulus) and the panamint alligator lizard (G. panamintinus).
Example sentences
  • I caught an alligator lizard in a Target store because the employees were afraid of it.
  • Miguel has wrangled the foot-long, thrashing alligator lizard, his hand protected by a wadded T-shirt.
  • In Paradise Valley we found such a place where we could exchange the unctuous reptiles of Hollywood for far less pretentious alligator lizards and gopher snakes.

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Syllabification: al·li·ga·tor liz·ard

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