leguaan

noun

Southern African a large amphibious monitor lizard of the genus Varanus, esp V. niloticus (the water leguaan), which can grow up to 2 or 3 mAlso called: iguana

Nearby words

  1. legoglobin,
  2. legong,
  3. legree,
  4. legree, simon,
  5. legroom,
  6. legume,
  7. legume family,
  8. legumin,
  9. leguminous,
  10. leguía

Word Origin for leguaan

C19: Dutch, from French l'iguane the iguana

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