noun, genitive La·cer·tae [luh-sur-tee] /ləˈsɜr ti/. Astronomy.
Origin of Lacerta
Examples from the Web for lacerta
In the stories of the Pentamerone, the good fairy is a lacerta cornuta (a horned lizard).Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
Neither have that rapid movement, so characteristic of the genera Lacerta and Iguana.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Our English lizards are true lizards, belonging to the typical genus Lacerta and to the typical family Lacertidæ.
The following description, taken in the main from my own observations, applies to Lacerta muralis.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
The only land reptile is a small lizard (Lacerta dugesii), which is abundant and is very destructive to the grape crop.