Stellion
Stellion Stel"lion, n. [L. stellio a newt having starlike spots on its back, fr. stella a star.] (Zo["o]l.) A lizard ({Stellio vulgaris}), common about the Eastern Mediterranean among ruins. In color it is olive-green, shaded with black, with small stellate spots. Called also {hardim}, and {star lizard}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stellion — ⇒STELLION, subst. masc. ZOOL. Lézard venimeux de la famille des Agamidés, large et plat, de couleur grisâtre, qui habite les lieux arides de l Orient méditerranéen. Le dragon ressemble au stellion par les dents, excepté que ses canines sont plus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stellion — (stèl li on) s. m. Sorte de lézard ou jecko. Les stellions forment, pour Cuvier, un genre de la famille des iguaniens. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. stellionem …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • stellion — lizard with starry spots Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

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  • hardim — Stellion Stel lion, n. [L. stellio a newt having starlike spots on its back, fr. stella a star.] (Zo[ o]l.) A lizard ({Stellio vulgaris}), common about the Eastern Mediterranean among ruins. In color it is olive green, shaded with black, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • star lizard — Stellion Stel lion, n. [L. stellio a newt having starlike spots on its back, fr. stella a star.] (Zo[ o]l.) A lizard ({Stellio vulgaris}), common about the Eastern Mediterranean among ruins. In color it is olive green, shaded with black, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stellio vulgaris — Stellion Stel lion, n. [L. stellio a newt having starlike spots on its back, fr. stella a star.] (Zo[ o]l.) A lizard ({Stellio vulgaris}), common about the Eastern Mediterranean among ruins. In color it is olive green, shaded with black, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laudakia stellio — Taxobox | name = Stellion regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Agamidae genus = Laudakia species = L. stellio binomial = Laudakia stellio binomial authority = (Linnaeus, 1758) subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Laudakia — Taxobox name = Laudakia image caption = An Israeli stellion. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Agamidae subfamilia = Agaminae genus = Laudakia synonyms = StellioRock Agamas are lizards of the genus… …   Wikipedia

  • stellionat — [ steljɔna ] n. m. • 1680; « fraude » 1577; lat. stellionatus, de stellio « lézard de couleur changeante », en lat. pop. « fourbe »; cf. caméléon ♦ Dr. Fraude consistant à vendre ou hypothéquer un immeuble dont on sait n être pas propriétaire ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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