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anole

[ uh-noh-lee ]
/ əˈnoʊ li /
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noun
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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Origin of anole

1895–1900; variant of anoli<Carib
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anole
/ (əˈnəʊl) /

noun
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 skinAlso called: American chameleon

Word Origin for anole

C18 annolis, from French anolis, from Carib anoli
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