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parenty

[puh-ren-tee] /pəˈrɛn ti/
noun, plural parenties.
1.
a large, brown and yellow monitor lizard, Varanus giganteus, native to arid and semiarid regions of Australia.
Also called perentie.
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perentie

/pəˈrɛntɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a large dark-coloured monitor lizard, Varanus giganteus, of central and west Australia which grows to 7 ft
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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