Definition of glass lizard in English:

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glass lizard

noun

A legless burrowing lizard of snakelike appearance, with smooth shiny skin and an easily detached tail, native to Eurasia, Africa, and America. Also called glass snake.
  • Genus Ophisaurus, family Anguidae: several species.
Example sentences
  • Among the interesting species introduced in these pages is a glass lizard that can break its tail into pieces that keep moving and distract a predator.
  • At first glance a glass lizard may be mistaken for a snake, but they have distinct differences.
  • However, unlike snakes, eastern glass lizards have movable eyelids and external ear openings.

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Syllabification: glass liz·ard

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