iguana
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Arawak & Carib iwana Date: 1555 any of various large chiefly herbivorous usually green or brownish tropical American lizards (family Iguanidae, the iguana family) that have a serrated dorsal crest and large dewlap; broadly any of various large lizards

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  • Iguana — Iguane …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Iguana — I*gua na, n. [Sp. iguana, from the native name in Haiti. Cf. {Guana}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Iguana}, a genus of large American lizards of the family {Iguanid[ae]}. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iguană — IGUÁNĂ, iguane, s.f. (La pl.) Gen de şopârle mari din America de Sud, în regiunile tropicale şi subtropicale, viu colorate, cu o creastă dinţată pe spate, vânate pentru carnea şi pentru ouăle lor (Iguana); (şi la sg.) animal care face parte din… …   Dicționar Român

  • iguana — iguàna ž DEFINICIJA zool. veliki gušter američkih tropskih zemalja (Iguana iguana); legvan ETIMOLOGIJA šp. iguana ← egz. (aravački) iwana …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • iguàna — ž zool. veliki gušter američkih tropskih zemalja (Iguana iguana); legvan ✧ {{001f}}šp. ← egz …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • iguana — s.f. [lat. scient. Iguana, dallo sp. iguana ], invar. (zool.) [nome di varie specie di rettili squamati sauri iguanidi] ▶◀ ‖ (fam.) lucertolone, ragano, ramarro …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • iguana — (n.) 1550s, from Spanish, from Arawakan (W.Indies) iguana, iwana, the local name for the lizard. Foure footed beastes ... named Iuannas, muche lyke vnto Crocodiles, of eyght foote length, of moste pleasaunte taste. [Richard Eden, Decades of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • iguana — iguanà dkt. Màno sesuõ namuosè augi̇̀na iguãną …   Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos žodyno antraštynas

  • iguana — [i gwä′nə, ēgwä′nə] n. [Sp < native SAm (Arawak) iuana] any of a large family (Iguanidae) of mostly American tree, ground, or marine lizards; esp., any of a genus (Iguana) of harmless, large, tropical American lizards that feed on insects or… …   English World dictionary

  • Iguana — Iguana, Amphibie, so v.w. Leguan …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Iguāna — Iguāna, der Leguan …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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