fence lizard


either of two spiny lizards, Sceloporus undulatus and S. occidentalis, of the U.S. and northern Mexico, often seen on fences.

Nearby words

  1. fen,
  2. fen-phen,
  3. fenagle,
  4. fence,
  5. fence in,
  6. fence with,
  7. fence-mending,
  8. fence-off,
  9. fence-sitter,
  10. fencer

Origin of fence lizard

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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