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tegu

Saltos de línea: tegu
Pronunciación: /ˈtɛɡuː
 
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Definición de tegu en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual or tegus)

A large stocky lizard that has dark skin with pale cross-bands of small spots, native to the tropical forests of South America.
  • Genus Tupinambis, family Teiidae: several species, in particular the common tegu (T. teguixin)
Example sentences
  • Some nests had clearly been raided by tegus - large black-and-white lizards common in the reserve - and jaguar footprints and scratch marks on trees near nests implicated the big cats as well.
  • Adult Argentinian black and white tegus can have a variety of fruits and vegetables added to their diet.
  • Argentine Black and White tegus begin breeding here in Florida around mid March until mid April.

Origen

1950s: abbreviation of teguexin, from Aztec tecoixin 'lizard'.

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