Definition of whiptail in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪpteɪl
(also whiptail lizard)


  • A slender long-tailed American lizard with an alert manner and a jerky gait.
    • Genus Cnemidophorus, family Teiidae: several species
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    • Many specimens later, skeptics conceded that there were no male whiptails.

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