American chameleon

American chameleon
noun Date: 1881 an anole (Anolis carolinensis) of the southeastern United States that can vary its skin color from green to brown and is often kept as a pet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • American chameleon — ☆ American chameleon n. ANOLE: lizards of this type (family Iguanidae) are incorrectly called “chameleons”: see CHAMELEON * * * …   Universalium

  • American chameleon — ☆ American chameleon n. ANOLE: lizards of this type (family Iguanidae) are incorrectly called “chameleons”: see CHAMELEON …   English World dictionary

  • American chameleon — noun small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards with the ability to change skin color • Syn: ↑anole, ↑Anolis carolinensis • Hypernyms: ↑iguanid, ↑iguanid lizard • Member Holonyms: ↑Anolis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • American chameleon. — See under chameleon (def. 2). [1880 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • American chameleon. — See under chameleon (def. 2). [1880 85, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • American chameleon — Amer′ican chame′leon n. ram anole 1) • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • chameleon — [kə mē′lē ən, kəmēl′yən] n. [ME camelioun < L chamaeleon < Gr chamaileōn < chamai, on the ground (akin to chthōn, earth: see HOMAGE) + leōn, LION] 1. any of various Old World lizards (family Chamaeleontidae) with an angular head,… …   English World dictionary

  • chameleon — chameleonic /keuh mee lee on ik/, adj. chameleonlike, adj. /keuh mee lee euhn, meel yeuhn/, n. 1. any of numerous Old World lizards of the family Chamaeleontidae, characterized by the ability to change the color of their skin, very slow… …   Universalium

  • chameleon — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English camelion, from Middle French, from Latin chamaeleon, from Greek chamaileōn, from chamai on the ground + leōn lion more at humble Date: 14th century 1. any of a family (Chamaeleontidae) of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chameleon Circuit (band) — Chameleon Circuit Chameleon Circuit performing at VidCon, July 2011. Background information Origin London, UK Genres …   Wikipedia

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