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shingleback

Syllabification: shin·gle·back
Pronunciation: /ˈSHiNGɡəlˌbak/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also shingleback lizard)

Definition of shingleback in English:

noun

A slow-moving, heavily built lizard with scales resembling those of pine cones, occurring in arid regions of Australia.
  • Trachydosaurus rugosus, family Scincidae

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