anole

anole
noun Etymology: probably from French anolis, from Arawak of the Lesser Antilles Date: circa 1753 any of a genus (Anolis) of arboreal American lizards (as the American chameleon) of the iguana family that have a brightly colored dewlap and the ability to change color

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  • anole — n. 1. A small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizard ({Anolis carolinensis}) with the ability to change skin color. Syn: American chameleon, {Anolis carolinensis} [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anole — (n.) or anoli, 1906, from a native name in the Antilles …   Etymology dictionary

  • anole — [ə nō′lē] n. any of a genus (Anolis, esp. A. carolinensis) of New World, tropical, arboreal lizards that can change color: see AMERICAN CHAMELEON …   English World dictionary

  • Anole — Demande de traduction …   Wikipédia en Français

  • anole — /euh noh lee/, n. any of numerous chiefly insectivorous New World lizards of the genus Anolis, related to the iguana, that have the ability to change the color of their skin among a wide range of green and brown shades. See illus. under lizard.… …   Universalium

  • anole — noun /əˈnəʊ.li,əˈnoʊ.li/ Any of the Anolis genus of arboreal American lizards (such as the American chameleon) from the iguana family which feature a brightly colored dewlap and color changing ability …   Wiktionary

  • anole — arboreal American lizard with ability to change colour Unusual Animals …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • anole — [ə nəʊli] noun a small arboreal American lizard with a throat fan, often brightly coloured. [Genus Anolis.] Origin C18: from Carib …   English new terms dictionary

  • anole — ano·le …   English syllables

  • anole — a•no•le [[t]əˈnoʊ li[/t]] n. pl. les 1) ram Also called American chameleon a small green iguanid lizard, Anolis carolinensis of the U.S. Gulf States, that changes skin color. 2) ram any of numerous similar New World lizards of the genus Anolis •… …   From formal English to slang

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