Stump-tailed lizard
Stump-tailed Stump"-tailed`, a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster]

{Stump-tailed lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; -- called also {sleeping lizard}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stump-tailed lizard — /stʌmp teɪld ˈlɪzəd/ (say stump tayld lizuhd) noun → shingleback. Also, stump tailed skink, stumpy …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Stump-tailed — a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster] {Stump tailed lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also {sleeping lizard}. [1913 Webster …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stump-tail — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun or stump tailed lizard ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ : an Australian scincoid lizard (Trachysaurus rugosus) having a short thick tail resembling its head in form …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleeping lizard — Stump tailed Stump tailed , a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster] {Stump tailed lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Trachydosaurus rugosus — Stump tailed Stump tailed , a. Having a short, thick tail. [1913 Webster] {Stump tailed lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard ({Trachydosaurus rugosus}) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stumpy — /ˈstʌmpi/ (say stumpee) adjective (stumpier, stumpiest) 1. of the nature of or resembling a stump. 2. short and thick; stubby; stocky. 3. full of stumps. –noun 4. → stumpy tailed cattle dog. 5. → stump tailed lizard. 6. the juvenile kingworm, up… …   Australian English dictionary

  • shingleback — /ˈʃɪŋgəlbæk/ (say shingguhlbak) noun a common Australian lizard, Tiliqua rugosa, having a stout body, a wedge shaped head, a stumpy tail and a dark blue tongue, and distinctive large, rough scales on the upper surface; stump tailed lizard; sleepy …   Australian English dictionary

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