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Komodo dragon

[ kuh-moh-doh ]
/ kəˈmoʊ doʊ /
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noun

a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands E of Java, that grows to a length of 10 feet (3 meters): the largest lizard in the world; now rare.

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Also called dragon lizard, giant lizard, Komodo lizard.

Origin of Komodo dragon

First recorded in 1925–30; named after Komodo, Indonesian island, its principal range
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Komodo dragon

Komodo lizard

/ (kəˈməʊdəʊ) /

noun

the largest monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of Komodo and other East Indian islands: grows to a length of 3 m (about 10 ft) and a weight of 135 kilograms (about 300 lbs.)
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