spiny lizard


any of numerous iguanid lizards of the genus Sceloporus, common in North and Central America, usually having keeled scales that may end in a sharp point.

Nearby words

  1. spiny,
  2. spiny anteater,
  3. spiny cocklebur,
  4. spiny dogfish,
  5. spiny dormouse,
  6. spiny lobster,
  7. spiny rat,
  8. spiny-finned,
  9. spiny-headed worm,
  10. spiny-rayed

Origin of spiny lizard

First recorded in 1850–55

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