leguaan

/ (ˈlɛɡjʊən, ˈlɛɡʊˌɑːn) /

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

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Word Origin for leguaan

C19: Dutch, from French l'iguane the iguana
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