Definition of Nile monitor in English:

Share this entry

Nile monitor


A large heavily built African lizard that has grayish-olive skin with yellow markings and is semiaquatic.
  • Varanus niloticus, family Varanidae.
Example sentences
  • One of the biggest monitor lizards is Varanus niloticus, the Nile monitor, which may measure 2 m in length.
  • He said there has been only one comprehensive study of Nile monitors done in their native Africa.
  • The natural history of the Nile monitor has been summarized by a variety of authors.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Nile mon·i·tor

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.