Definition of legless lizard in English:

legless lizard

Line breaks: leg|less liz¦ard

noun

  • A lizard which lacks legs and has a snake-like or worm-like appearance, in particular:
    • an Australian lizard of a group that includes the scalyfoots (several genera in the family Pygopodidae).a North American lizard of California and Baja California (genus Anniella and family Anniellidae).
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    • There were also some reptiles including a legless lizard and a very pretty bynoe's gecko.
    • Similarly, legless lizards have evolved many times.
    • What's the difference between a legless lizard and a snake?

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