Definition of lizard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɪzəd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪzərd//
Amphibians and reptiles
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a small reptile with a rough skin, four short legs and a long tail See related entries: Amphibians and reptiles Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French lesard(e), from Latin lacertus ‘lizard, sea fish’, also ‘muscle’.
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