gecko

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A female common house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

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From Malay gekok, which is imitative of the chirping sound they make.

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gecko ‎(plural geckos or geckoes)

  1. Any lizard of the family Gekkonidae. They are small, carnivorous, mostly nocturnal animals with large eyes and adhesive toes enabling them to climb on vertical and upside-down surfaces.

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gecko ‎(third-person singular simple present geckos, present participle geckoing, simple past and past participle geckoed)

  1. (rare) To move in the manner of a gecko; to attach to a vertical or upside-down surface.

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From Malay

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gecko m ‎(plural geckos)

  1. gecko

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