frilled lizard


a medium-sized Australian lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingi, having a large, cloaklike flap of skin on the neck that stiffens during courtship or threat displays, forming a wide ruff.

Nearby words

  1. frijoles,
  2. frijoles refritos,
  3. frill,
  4. frill-necked lizard,
  5. frilled,
  6. frilling,
  7. frills,
  8. frilly,
  9. frimaire,
  10. friml

Origin of frilled lizard

First recorded in 1860–65; frill + -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019