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.
- Also called horned toad .
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How to use horned lizard in a sentence
It was the depression in the sierra, seen shortly after parting with the horned lizard and his band.
Many of them have old scores to settle with the horned lizard, and more than one longs to send a bullet through his heart.
Only two reptiles, a horned lizard and a collared lizard, were seen.
I must get back to the waggons, or my friend the horned lizard may be taking his pick of the plunder.
One of the most peculiarly armoured animals is the horned lizard, commonly known as the "horned toad" of America.The Human Side of Animals | Royal Dixon