any of numerous chiefly insectivorous New World lizards of the genus Anolis, related to the iguana, that have the ability to change the color of their skin among a wide range of green and brown shades.
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How to use anole in a sentence
While underwater, all of the anoles carried a bubble of air around their snouts and appeared to breathe the bubble in and out.
To stay submerged for long periods, the anoles may slow down their metabolism, reducing the need for oxygen, Boccia suspects.
My limited observations on this anole suggest that it is an inhabitant of the upper levels of the forest.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala | William E. Duellman
This moderate-sized anole characteristically inhabits the low bushes and bases of trees in the forest.Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala | William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for anole
any small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards of the genus Anolis, such as A. carolinensis (green anole): family Iguanidae (iguanas). They are able to change the colour of their skin: Also called: American chameleon
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