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obsolete form of chameleon.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • It is not, however, as emblems that we are about to treat of the lynx and the cameleon.

  • When asleep, or cold, or dead, the hue of the cameleon is white.

  • He was to return to the trawler and seize the hands and bring them to the cameleon.

  • (C.) Excellent, i'faith; of the cameleon's dish: I eat the air, promise-crammed: you cannot feed capons so.

    Hamlet William Shakespeare
  • But after keeping on this course for twenty minutes they fell in with the cameleon, and the two vessels came near to each other.

  • When Field proceeded on board the cameleon he took with him his ship's papers at the lieutenant's orders.

  • The ancients denied the existence of the cameleon, treating it as an ideal animal devoid of natural colour.

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