- any of numerous small, mostly nocturnal tropical lizards of the family Gekkonidae, usually having toe pads that can cling to smooth surfaces: the largest species, Gekko gecko, is sometimes kept as a pet.
Origin of gecko
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Historical Examples of gecko
If the gecko sounds an odd number of times the answer is affirmative.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
He played at three grand concerts with Gecko, and had a well-deserved success.
Gecko sat and smoked and pondered for a while, and looked from one to the other.
Presently he sees Gecko receive the note and read it and ponder for a while.
At half-past eleven Gecko made his appearance—very meek and humble.
- any small insectivorous terrestrial lizard of the family Gekkonidae, of warm regions. The digits have adhesive pads, which enable these animals to climb on smooth surfaces
Word Origin for gecko
1774, from Malay gekoq, said to be imitative of its cry. Earlier forms were chacco (1711), jackoa (1727).