galliwasp

[gal-uh-wosp]

noun

any of numerous scaly marsh lizards of the genus Diploglossus, inhabiting Central America and the West Indies.

Nearby words

  1. gallium,
  2. gallium arsenide,
  3. gallium-67,
  4. gallium-68,
  5. gallivant,
  6. gallnut,
  7. gallo,
  8. gallo-,
  9. gallo-romance,
  10. gallock

Origin of galliwasp

1715–25; earlier gallivache (1683), of unexplained orig.; apparently assimilated to gally, wasp

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British Dictionary definitions for galliwasp

galliwasp

noun

any lizard of the Central American genus Diploglossus, esp D. monotropis of the Caribbean: family Anguidae

Word Origin for galliwasp

C18: of unknown origin

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