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sand lizard

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  1. a common lizard, Lacerta agilis, of Europe and central Asia.
  2. any of several lizards, as the fringe-toed lizard, that live in sandy areas.

Origin of sand lizard

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for sand lizard

sand lizard

  1. a small greyish-brown European lizard, Lacerta agilis, that has long clawed digits and, in the male, bright green underparts: family Lacertidae
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