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frilled lizard

Syllabification: frilled liz·ard
(also frill-necked lizard)

Definition of frilled lizard in English:

noun

A large northern Australian lizard with a membrane around the neck that can be erected to form a ruff for defensive display. When disturbed, it runs away on its hind legs.
  • Chlamydosaurus kingii, family Agamidae
Example sentences
  • Frilled lizards, owls, cockatoos, and parrots lived in cages around him.
  • The frilled lizard lives in the subhumid to semi-arid grassy woodlands.
  • We also have bandicoots, goannas, wallabies, pademelons, frill-necked lizards, possums and more.

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