[ luh-sur-tuh ]
/ ləˈsɜr tə /
noun, genitive La·cer·tae [luh-sur-tee]. /ləˈsɜr ti/. Astronomy.
the Lizard, a northern constellation between Cepheus and Pegasus.
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Words nearby Lacerta
, lacerated wound
, lace stay
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How to use Lacerta in a sentence
The common guana (Lacerta iguana) is naturally extremely gentle and harmless.
The only land reptile is a small lizard (Lacerta dugesii), which is abundant and is very destructive to the grape crop.
It very much resembles the lacerta ameiva, as figured and described by Lacepede,26 but the tail is proportionably much longer.
Most of the European lizards with four well developed limbs belong to the genus Lacerta.
British Dictionary definitions for Lacerta
noun Latin genitive Lacertae (ləˈsɜːtiː)
a small faint constellation in the N hemisphere, part of which is crossed by the Milky Way, lying between Cygnus and Andromeda
Word Origin for Lacerta
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