Teguexin
Teguexin Te*guex"in, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large South American lizard ({Tejus teguexin}). It becomes three or four feet long, and is blackish above, marked with yellowish spots of various sizes. It feeds upon fruits, insects, reptiles, young birds, and birds' eggs. The closely allied species {Tejus rufescens} is called {red teguexin}. [1913 Webster]

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  • teguexin — te·guex·in …   English syllables

  • teguexin — tə̇ˈgweksə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin teguixin (specific epithet of Tupin ambis teguixin, genus of lizards), from Nahuatl tecoixin, tecuixin : a bluish black teju (Tupinambis teguixin) with pale or whitish yellow spots on the back …   Useful english dictionary

  • red teguexin — Teguexin Te*guex in, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large South American lizard ({Tejus teguexin}). It becomes three or four feet long, and is blackish above, marked with yellowish spots of various sizes. It feeds upon fruits, insects, reptiles, young birds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tejus teguexin — Teguexin Te*guex in, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large South American lizard ({Tejus teguexin}). It becomes three or four feet long, and is blackish above, marked with yellowish spots of various sizes. It feeds upon fruits, insects, reptiles, young birds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tejus rufescens — Teguexin Te*guex in, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A large South American lizard ({Tejus teguexin}). It becomes three or four feet long, and is blackish above, marked with yellowish spots of various sizes. It feeds upon fruits, insects, reptiles, young birds,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • te|guex|in — «tuh GWEHK sihn», noun. a large South American lizard resembling a monitor. ╂[< New Latin teguexin the species name < Nahuatl tecoixin lizard] …   Useful english dictionary

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