Mastigure Mas"ti*gure, n. [Gr. ma`stix, ma`stigos, a scourge + ? tail.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several large spiny-tailed lizards of the genus {Uromastix}. They inhabit Southern Asia and North Africa. [1913 Webster]

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  • mastigure — noun Any of the spiny tailed lizards of the genus …   Wiktionary

  • mastigure — mas·ti·gure …   English syllables

  • mastigure — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌgyu̇(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Mastigura (synonym of Uromastix), from mastig + ura : any of the large spiny tailed herbivorous agamid lizards (genus Uromastix) of southern Asia and northern Africa …   Useful english dictionary

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  • spiny-tailed lizard — ▪ reptile also called  mastigure        (Uromastyx), any of more than a dozen species belonging to the lizard family Agamidae. Spiny tailed lizards live in arid and semiarid habitats from northern Africa to India. They are limbed lizards with… …   Universalium

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