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

  • n. Any of various chiefly tropical New World lizards of the genus Anolis, characterized by a distensible throat flap and the ability to change color. Also called chameleon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the Anolis genus of arboreal American lizards (such as the American chameleon) from the iguana family which feature a brightly colored dewlap and color-changing ability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizard (Anolis carolinensis) with the ability to change skin color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as anoli.

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

  • n. small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color

Etymologies

French anolis, of Cariban origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a Cariban term. (Wiktionary)

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