horned lizard

noun
insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America
Syn: ↑horned toad, ↑horny frog
Hypernyms: ↑iguanid, ↑iguanid lizard
Member Holonyms: ↑Phrynosoma, ↑genus Phrynosoma

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  • Horned lizard — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horned lizard — Taxobox name = Horned Lizards image caption = Short horned Lizard regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Squamata familia = Phrynosomatidae genus = Phrynosoma genus authority = Wiegmann, 1828 subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • horned lizard — horned′ liz′ard n. ram a flat bodied iguanid lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of W North America, having hornlike spines on the head. Also called horned′ toad′ • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • horned lizard — noun Any of some 14 species of lizard in the genus Phrynosoma, generally with wide toad shaped bodies less than a foot long, noted for the horny structures on their heads. Syn: horned toad, horny toad, horned frog …   Wiktionary

  • horned lizard — an insectivorous iguanid lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of western North America, having hornlike spines on the head and a flattened body covered with spiny scales. Also called horned toad. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • horned lizard — noun Date: 1806 horned toad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Short-horned Lizard — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Texas horned lizard — Taxobox name = Texas horned lizard image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Squamata subordo = Iguania familia = Phrynosomatidae genus = Phrynosoma species = P. cornutum binomial = Phrynosoma cornutum… …   Wikipedia

  • Desert horned lizard — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Rock horned lizard — Conservation status Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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