[ ag-uh-muh ]
/ ˈæg ə mə /


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

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[ ah-guh-muh ]
/ ˈɑ gə mə /

noun Hinduism, Buddhism.

any of the Tantric writings.

Origin of Agama

From the Sanskrit word āgama tradition, traditional work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for agama


/ (ˈæɡəmə, əˈɡæmə) /


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

Word Origin for agama

C19: Carib
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