Sceloporus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sceloporus spiny lizards
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sceloporus An extensive genus of lizards of the family Iguanidæ: so called from the femoral pores. The best-known is the common brown fence-lizard of the United States, S. undulatus. Many others inhabit different parts of the West. They are of small size (a few inches long) and of moderately stout form, with a long slender fragile tail; the upper parts are undulated and mottled with black, brown, and gray, very variable in shade and pattern, and there is a patch of vivid blue on each side of the belly. They are quite harmless, are very active, and feed upon insects.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sceloporus (U.S.) the common brown fence-lizard
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. skelis, skelidos, a leg.