Definition of seps in English:

seps

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Pronunciation: /sɛps
 
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noun

  • An African lizard with a snake-like body and very short or non-existent legs.
    • Genera Tetradactylus, family Gerrhosauridae: several species, formerly regarded as skinks
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    • This snake-like seps is similar in appearance to Breyer's long-tailed seps.
    • The common long-tailed seps is probably too small to be able to effectively flee from fire.

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a venomous serpent described by classical authors): via Latin from Greek sēps, from the base of sēpein 'make rotten'.

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