lizard

[ liz-erd ]
/ ˈlɪz ərd /

noun

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Origin of lizard

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English liserd, variant of lesard(e), from Middle French lesarde, from Latin lacerta
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British Dictionary definitions for lizard (1 of 2)

lizard
/ (ˈlɪzəd) /

noun

any reptile of the suborder Lacertilia (or Sauria), esp those of the family Lacertidae (Old World lizards), typically having an elongated body, four limbs, and a long tail: includes the geckos, iguanas, chameleons, monitors, and slow wormsRelated adjectives: lacertilian, saurian
  1. leather made from the skin of such an animal
  2. (as modifier)a lizard handbag

Word Origin for lizard

C14: via Old French from Latin lacerta

British Dictionary definitions for lizard (2 of 2)

Lizard
/ (ˈlɪzəd) /

noun

the Lizard a promontory in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the southernmost point in Great BritainAlso known as: Lizard Head, the Lizard Peninsula
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