horned lizard


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.

Nearby words

  1. horne, marilyn,
  2. horned,
  3. horned cucumber,
  4. horned frog,
  5. horned lark,
  6. horned oak gall,
  7. horned owl,
  8. horned pout,
  9. horned screamer,
  10. horned scully

Origin of horned lizard

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

Also called horned toad.

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