horned lizard
Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster]

The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{Horned bee} (Zo["o]l.), a British wild bee ({Osmia bicornis}), having two little horns on the head.

{Horned dace} (Zo["o]l.), an American cyprinoid fish ({Semotilus corporialis}) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See Illust. of {Chub}.

{Horned frog} (Zo["o]l.), a very large Brazilian frog ({Ceratophrys cornuta}), having a pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids.

{Horned grebe} (Zo["o]l.), a species of grebe ({Colymbus auritus}), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head.

{Horned horse} (Zo["o]l.), the gnu.

{Horned lark} (Zo["o]l.), the shore lark.

{Horned lizard} (Zo["o]l.), the horned toad.

{Horned owl} (Zo["o]l.), a large North American owl ({Bubo Virginianus}), having a pair of elongated tufts of feathers on the head. Several distinct varieties are known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different regions; -- called also {great horned owl}, {horn owl}, {eagle owl}, and {cat owl}. Sometimes also applied to the {long-eared owl}. See {Eared owl}, under {Eared}.

{Horned poppy}. (Bot.) See {Horn poppy}, under {Horn}.

{Horned pout} (Zo["o]l.), an American fresh-water siluroid fish; the bullpout.

{Horned rattler} (Zo["o]l.), a species of rattlesnake ({Crotalus cerastes}), inhabiting the dry, sandy plains, from California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular horns between the eyes; -- called also {sidewinder}.

{Horned ray} (Zo["o]l.), the sea devil.

{Horned screamer} (Zo["o]l.), the kamichi.

{Horned snake} (Zo["o]l.), the cerastes.

{Horned toad} (Zo["o]l.), any lizard of the genus {Phrynosoma}, of which nine or ten species are known. These lizards have several hornlike spines on the head, and a broad, flat body, covered with spiny scales. They inhabit the dry, sandy plains from California to Mexico and Texas. Called also {horned lizard}.

{Horned viper}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Cerastes}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Horned lizard — Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. [1913 Webster] The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horned lizard — Taxobox name = Horned Lizards image caption = Short horned Lizard regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Squamata familia = Phrynosomatidae genus = Phrynosoma genus authority = Wiegmann, 1828 subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • horned lizard — noun insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America • Syn: ↑horned toad, ↑horny frog • Hypernyms: ↑iguanid, ↑iguanid lizard • Hyponyms: ↑Texas horned lizard, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • horned lizard — horned′ liz′ard n. ram a flat bodied iguanid lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of W North America, having hornlike spines on the head. Also called horned′ toad′ • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • horned lizard — noun Any of some 14 species of lizard in the genus Phrynosoma, generally with wide toad shaped bodies less than a foot long, noted for the horny structures on their heads. Syn: horned toad, horny toad, horned frog …   Wiktionary

  • horned lizard — an insectivorous iguanid lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of western North America, having hornlike spines on the head and a flattened body covered with spiny scales. Also called horned toad. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • horned lizard — noun Date: 1806 horned toad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Short-horned Lizard — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Texas horned lizard — Taxobox name = Texas horned lizard image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida ordo = Squamata subordo = Iguania familia = Phrynosomatidae genus = Phrynosoma species = P. cornutum binomial = Phrynosoma cornutum… …   Wikipedia

  • Desert horned lizard — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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