alligator lizard

noun
slim short-limbed lizard having a distinctive fold on each side that permits expansion; of western North America
Hypernyms: ↑anguid lizard
Member Holonyms: ↑Gerrhonotus, ↑genus Gerrhonotus

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  • Monte Cristo Arboreal Alligator Lizard — MonteCristo Arboeral Alligator Lizard Conservation status Critically Endangered (IUCN 2.3)[1] …   Wikipedia

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  • Alligator — Al li*ga tor, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See {Lizard}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to America. It has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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