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galliwasp

[gal-uh-wosp]
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noun
  1. any of numerous scaly marsh lizards of the genus Diploglossus, inhabiting Central America and the West Indies.
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Origin of galliwasp

1715–25; earlier gallivache (1683), of unexplained orig.; apparently assimilated to gally, wasp
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British Dictionary definitions for galliwasp

galliwasp

noun
  1. any lizard of the Central American genus Diploglossus, esp D. monotropis of the Caribbean: family Anguidae
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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