- any of numerous agamid lizards of the genus Agama, many of which are brilliantly colored and have the ability to change the color of the skin.
Origin of agama
1810–20; < New Latin < Carib
- any of the Tantric writings.
Origin of Agama
From the Sanskrit word āgama tradition, traditional work
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Examples from the Web for agama
The brilliantly coloured red and blue lizard (Agama colonorum) is found in the coast region of eastern Liberia.
The last, however, though vulgarly believed to be a batrachian, is in reality a lizard—the Agama cornuta.The Death Shot
A beautiful species of lizard130 (agama), is occasionally met with in this territory.
Another species of Agama was found, differing from the former by its general grey colour, with black spots on the back.
Mr. Roper found an Agama, with light grey on the back, and a yellow belly.
- any small terrestrial lizard of the genus Agama, which inhabit warm regions of the Old World: family Agamidae
- Also called: agamid (ˈæɡəmɪd, əˈɡæmɪd) any other lizard of the family Agamidae, which occur in the Old World and Australia and show a wide range of habits and diversity of structure
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