Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

goanna

[goh-an-uh] /goʊˈæn ə/
noun
1.
any of the several large monitor lizards of the family Varanidae, of Australia, especially Varanus varius and V. giganteus, both sometimes growing to 6 feet (1.8 meters).
Origin of goanna
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; aphetic form of iguana
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for goanna
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for goanna

goanna

/ɡəʊˈænə/
noun
1.
any of various Australian monitor lizards
2.
(Austral, slang) a piano
Word Origin
C19: sense 1 changed from iguana; sense 2 from rhyming slang pianna
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for goanna

Word Value for goanna

0
10
Scrabble Words With Friends