leguaan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French l'iguane, "the iguana", through Dutch and Afrikaans.

Noun[edit]

leguaan (plural leguaans)

  1. An iguana.
  2. Any of the monitor lizards
    • 2001 : Finally, a help plea yesterday from Debbie Thompson of Gonubie -- what to do about a small leguaan that had taken up residence in her "somewhat wild" garden with big trees, dense shrubs and hedges? [1]
    • 2006 : This is the view of Sazi Mhlongo, chair of the Traditional Healers's Association of SA (Thasa). It follows the recent court appearance of a sangoma and five others after police discovered the skins of various protected animals in the sangoma's house. The skins included that of a lion, leopard, puff adder and water leguaan. [2]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish iguana, with assimilation of the Spanish definite article.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌleː.ɣyˈaːn/
  • Hyphenation: le‧gu‧aan
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Noun[edit]

leguaan f (plural leguanen, diminutive leguaantje n)

  1. An iguana; lizard of the family Iguanidae; historically also including members of the Iguania.

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