Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small, long-tailed, insect-eating lizards of the family Agamidae, found in the Old World tropics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the various small, long-tailed lizards of the subfamily Agaminae, especially in genera Acanthocercus, Agama, Dendragama, Laudakia, Phrynocephalus, Trapelus and Xenagama.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of lizards, one of the few which feed upon vegetable substances; also, one of these lizards.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of small saurian reptiles, typical of the family Agamidæ (which see).
  • n. [l. c] A member or species of the genus Agama, or of closely related genera: with a plural, agamas (-mäz).
  • The agamous division of mollusks. See agamous, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World

Etymologies

American Spanish, of Cariban origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Sling-tailed agama is a large, robust lizard (c. 300 mm long) with an armour-plated look, and it’s wide ranging, occurring across eastern Europe, northern Africa, north-east Arabia and Asia.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Hindu bukanlah agama yang dogmatis, Ia adalah agama yang filosofis.

    Tentang Fatwa Mengharamkan Yoga

  • Kemungkinan para keluarga puri berpikir, membangun masjid di dalam pura, sama dengan membangun palinggih lain untuk satu Istadewata dari satu agama lain.

    Masjid dalam Pura ���Tanda Konflik atau Toleransi?���

  • Hubungan antar agama tidak dapat didasarkan semata atas prasangka baik saja (apalagi prasangka buruk).

    Masjid dalam Pura ���Tanda Konflik atau Toleransi?���

  • A number of lizard species (skinks, geckos, agamas) are characteristic for the mountain forests, among those Himalayan rock agama (Stellio himalayanus), legless glass lizard (Ophisaurus apodus), Asian snake-eyed skink (Ablepharus pannonicus).

    Gissaro-Alai open woodlands

  • Among the reptiles are isolated populations of four species: toad-headed agama Phrynocephalus versocolor, multicellated racerunner Eremias multiocellata, Gobi racerunner Eremias przewalskii and patterned grass-snake Elapha dione; also the locally rare adder Vipera berus, moccasin snake Aghistrodon halys, Tlafe agilis and sand lizard Lacerta agilis.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • Typical Turanian desert reptiles found here include Central Asian tortoise (Testudo horsfieldi), Elaphe quatuorlineata, toad agama (Phrynocephalus ocellatus), runner Eremias arguta, gecko Alsophylax pipiens; in sand massifs, skink gecko (Teratoscincus scincus).

    Caspian lowland desert

  • Arboreal forest species include chameleons, the tree agama (Agama atricollis), the yellow-spotted tree frog (Leptopelis flavomaculatus), and tree snakes.

    Eastern Zimbabwe montane forest-grassland mosaic

  • This agama inhabits the edges of the pans but it is difficult to see as it buries itself in the sand during the heat of the day.

    Zambezian halophytics

  • The Makgadikgadi spiny agama (Agama makarikarica) is endemic to the Makgadikgadi Pans complex.

    Zambezian halophytics

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