Sauria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sauria true lizards; including chameleons and geckos
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Sauria (Zoöl) A division of Reptilia formerly established to include the Lacertilia, Crocodilia, Dinosauria, and other groups. By some writers the name is restricted to the Lacertilia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Sauria a division of reptiles formerly including lizards, crocodiles, dinosaurians, pterodactyls, &c.: a scaly reptile with legs, a lacertilian: one of the sauropsida
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. a lizard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. saura, sauros, the lizard.

Usage

In literature:

A hill man; the Saurias or Male of the Rajmahal hills.
"Folklore of the Santal Parganas" by Cecil Henry Bompas
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