Definition of galliwasp in English:


Syllabification: gal·li·wasp
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaləˌwäsp


A marsh lizard found in Central America and the Caribbean.
  • Genus Diploglossus, family Anguidae: many species, in particular D. monotropis of the West Indies
More example sentences
  • Divorcing himself from feelings, he comes up with a weird comparison between human beings and galliwasps.
  • In 1956, Cousens reported that a Jamaican giant galliwasp had not been collected in over one hundred years.
  • Sloane described and illustrated one of these, the great galliwasp, which later became extinct.


late 17th century: of unknown origin.

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