agama

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agama small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agama ăg"ȧ*mȧ (Zoöl) A genus of lizards, one of the few which feed upon vegetable substances; also, one of these lizards.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agama A genus of small saurian reptiles, typical of the family Agamidæ (which see).
    • n agama [l. c] A member or species of the genus Agama, or of closely related genera: with a plural, agamas (-mäz).
    • agama The agamous division of mollusks. See agamous, 2.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the Caribbean name of a species of lizard

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Roper found an Agama, with light grey on the back, and a yellow belly.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
This genus appears to be nearly allied to the Agamae, but differs from them in the peculiar frill that is appended to the neck.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
Agama platyura and A. discosura, Merrem.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Agamas are not only mentioned but said to be extremely numerous.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The rattle-snakes, too, betook themselves to the burrows, and so did the lizards and agamas.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Among the amphibia in Callao, the iguana and land agama are numerous.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
They seem chiefly to have relied on the twenty-eight Agamas and some of the Puranas.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
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In news:

Last weekend at the 2012 Alabama Manufacturer Shootout (aka AMS 3.0) the Agama Racing USA team was spotted running a prototype A8T Evo truggy.
Lizard (Agama agama) with Cal Tailbot Robot and Model Velociraptor (Discovery Channel 4D Anatomy Model, 2008 Fame Master Ent.
The lizard species is a Mwanza flat-headed rock agama lizard found in Africa.
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