- a large, brown and yellow monitor lizard, Varanus giganteus, native to arid and semiarid regions of Australia.
Also called pe·ren·tie.
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- a large dark-coloured monitor lizard, Varanus giganteus, of central and west Australia which grows to 7 ft
Word Origin for perentie
from a native Australian language
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