skink

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin scincus, from Ancient Greek σκίνκος (skínkos).

Noun[edit]

skink (plural skinks)

  1. A lizard of the Scincidae family, having small or reduced limbs or none at all and long tails that are regenerated when shed.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English scencan or Old Norse skenkja.

Verb[edit]

skink (third-person singular simple present skinks, present participle skinking, simple past and past participle skinked)

  1. (Scotland) to serve (a drink)
    • Shirley
      Such wine as Ganymede doth skink to Jove.

Noun[edit]

skink

  1. (obsolete) drink
  2. (obsolete) pottage
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
Derived terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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