horned lizard

  1. an insectivorous iguanid lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of western North America, having hornlike spines on the head and a flattened body covered with spiny scales.

Origin of horned lizard

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
  • Also called horned toad .

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