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lizard1

Line breaks: liz¦ard
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪzəd
 
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noun

A reptile that typically has a long body and tail, four legs, movable eyelids, and a rough, scaly, or spiny skin.
  • Suborder Lacertilia (or Sauria), order Squamata: many families
Example sentences
  • In the end, they supplied the moviemakers with three monitor lizards and six bearded dragon lizards.
  • The Newcastle-based trust's pair of bearded dragon lizards were on show throughout the weekend.
  • The lizards get their Bearded Dragon name because of spikes under the chin that gives the appearance of a full beard.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French lesard(e), from Latin lacertus 'lizard, sea fish', also 'muscle'.

Words that rhyme with lizard

blizzard, gizzard, izard, vizard, wizard

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Lizard2

Line breaks: Liz¦ard
Pronunciation: /ˈlɪzəd/
A promontory in SW England, in Cornwall. Its southern tip, Lizard Point, is the southernmost point of the British mainland.

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