[ liz-erd ]
/ ˈlɪz ərd /


Origin of lizard

1350–1400; Middle English liserd, variant of lesard(e) < Middle French lesarde < Latin lacerta

Definition for lizard (2 of 2)

Lizard Head


a promontory in SW Cornwall, in SW England: the southernmost point in England.
Also called Lizard Point, The Lizard. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lizard (1 of 2)

/ (ˈlɪzəd) /


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)

/ (ˈlɪzəd) /


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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