Definition of frilled lizard in English:

frilled lizard

Syllabification: frilled liz·ard
(also frill-necked lizard)


  • A large northern Australian lizard with a membrane around the neck that can be erected to form a ruff for defensive display. When disturbed, it runs away on its hind legs.
    • Chlamydosaurus kingii, family Agamidae
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    • Frilled lizards, owls, cockatoos, and parrots lived in cages around him.
    • The frilled lizard lives in the subhumid to semi-arid grassy woodlands.
    • We also have bandicoots, goannas, wallabies, pademelons, frill-necked lizards, possums and more.

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