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a whiptail(1) (Cnemidophorus aridensis


whip +‎ tail


whiptail (countable and uncountable, plural whiptails)

  1. Any of many New World lizards, of the family Teiidae, that have long, slender tails.
  2. A fish, blue grenadier (Macruronus novaezelandiae).
    • 2009 September 10, William J. Broad, “From Deep Pacific, Ugly and Tasty, With a Catch”, in New York Times[1]:
      One of the most popular is the hoki, or whiptail, a bug-eyed specimen found far down in the waters around New Zealand and transformed into a major export.
  3. (uncountable) A leaf-distorting disorder in the cauliflower, caused by molybdenum deficiency.
  4. A pretty-faced wallaby (Macropus parryi).
    • 1977, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, volume 4, number 4, page 409:
      Social status may be less important to red-necked wallabies, which, unlike whiptails, are "essentially solitary" (McEvoy 1970).
  5. A catfish of species Dasyloricaria filamentosa.

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