Galliwasp
Galliwasp Gal"li*wasp`, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.) A West Indian lizard ({Celestus occiduus}), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous. [1913 Webster]

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  • galliwasp — [gal′ə wäsp΄] n. [< ?] 1. any of a genus (Diploglossus, family Anguidae) of large, harmless lizards found in marshes in the West Indies and Central America 2. a Caribbean lizardfish (Synodus foetens) …   English World dictionary

  • galliwasp — /gal euh wosp /, n. any of numerous scaly marsh lizards of the genus Diploglossus, inhabiting Central America and the West Indies. [1715 25; earlier gallivache (1683), of unexplained orig.; appar. assimilated to GALLY, WASP] * * * …   Universalium

  • galliwasp — noun Any of the lizards in the genus …   Wiktionary

  • galliwasp — [ galɪwɒsp] noun a marsh lizard found in the Caribbean and Central America. [Diploglossus monotropis and related species.] Origin C17: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • galliwasp — gal·li·wasp …   English syllables

  • galliwasp — n. a W. Indian lizard, Diploglossus monotropis. Etymology: 18th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Montserrat Galliwasp — Conservation status Critically Endangered (IUCN 2.3) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Giant Hispaniolan Galliwasp — Diploglossus carraui (Incháustegui, Schwartz Henderson, 1985) Diploglossus warreni (Schwartz, 1970) Giant Hispaniolan Galliwasp Conservation status Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • Jamaica Giant Galliwasp — Taxobox name = Jamaica Giant Galliwasp status = EX | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata familia = Anguidae genus = Celestus species = C. occiduus binomial = Celestus occiduus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Celestus occiduus — Galliwasp Gal li*wasp , n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo[ o]l.) A West Indian lizard ({Celestus occiduus}), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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