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sand lizard

noun

  1. a common lizard, Lacerta agilis, of Europe and central Asia.
  2. any of several lizards, as the fringe-toed lizard, that live in sandy areas.


sand lizard

noun

  1. a small greyish-brown European lizard, Lacerta agilis, that has long clawed digits and, in the male, bright green underparts: family Lacertidae


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sand lizard1

First recorded in 1850–55

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Example Sentences

Frogs, however, have been introduced from Ireland, and both the sand lizard and the common lizard are found.

The adult male of the Sand Lizard is about seven and a half inches long, of which more than half is tail.

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