lizard

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A lizard.

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From Anglo-Norman lusard, from Old French lesard (French: lézard), from Latin lacertus.

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Noun[edit]

lizard (plural lizards)

  1. Any reptile of the order Squamata, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.
  2. (chiefly in attributive use) Lizard skin, the skin of these reptiles.
    • 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “Proof”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
      Silver bells jingling from your black lizard boots, my baby / Silver foil to trim your wedding gown
  3. (colloquial) An unctuous person.
  4. (colloquial) A coward.

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