Frilled lizard
frilled frilled (fr[i^]ld), a. Furnished with a frill or frills. [1913 Webster]

{Frilled lizard} (Zo["o]l.), a large Australian lizard ({Chlamydosaurus Kingii}) about three feet long, which has a large, erectile frill on each side of the neck. [1913 Webster]


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  • frilled lizard — a medium sized Australian lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingi, having a large, cloaklike flap of skin on the neck that stiffens during courtship or threat displays, forming a wide ruff. [1860 65; FRILL + ED3] * * * ▪ reptile   genus of the reptile… …   Universalium

  • frilled lizard — frilled′ liz′ard n. ram an Australian lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingi, with a neck frill that enlarges in courtship or threat displays • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • frilled lizard — noun A lizard with a wide, contractile membranous frill extending from the neck and throat. Syn: frill necked lizard, frilled dragon …   Wiktionary

  • frilled lizard — (also frill necked lizard) noun a large north Australian lizard with a membrane round the neck which can be erected to form a ruff for defensive display. [Chlamydosaurus kingii.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • frilled lizard — noun large arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard with a ruff of skin around the neck • Syn: ↑Chlamydosaurus kingi • Hypernyms: ↑agamid, ↑agamid lizard • Member Holonyms: ↑Chlamydosaurus, ↑genus Chlamydosaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • frilled lizard — /frɪld ˈlɪzəd/ (say frild lizuhd) noun 1. → frill necked lizard. 2. → bearded dragon (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • frilled — (fr[i^]ld), a. Furnished with a frill or frills. [1913 Webster] {Frilled lizard} (Zo[ o]l.), a large Australian lizard ({Chlamydosaurus Kingii}) about three feet long, which has a large, erectile frill on each side of the neck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lizard — /liz euhrd/, n. 1. any of numerous scaly reptiles of the suborder Sauria, order Squamata, typically having a moderately elongate body, a tapering tail, and two pairs of legs held outward from the body, comprising mostly terrestrial and burrowing… …   Universalium

  • Frilled shark — Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • frilled dragon — /frɪld ˈdrægən/ (say frild draguhn) noun → frill necked lizard …   Australian English dictionary

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