Komodo dragon
noun Etymology: Komodo Island, Indonesia Date: 1927 an Indonesian monitor lizard (Varanus komodoensis) that is the largest of all known lizards and may attain a length of 10 feet (3 meters)

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  • Komodo dragon — 1927, named for Indonesian island of Komodo, where it lives …   Etymology dictionary

  • Komodo dragon — [kə mō′dō drag′ən] n. [after Komodo Island, Indonesia] a giant, flesh eating monitor lizard (Varanus komodoensis) of SE Asian jungles: it is the largest living lizard, reaching a length of c. 3.5 m (11.5 ft) …   English World dictionary

  • Komodo dragon — taxobox name = Komodo dragonITIS|ID=202168|taxon=Varanus komodoensis|year=2007|date=19 June] status = VU status system = iucn3.1 image width = 256px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Scleroglossa… …   Wikipedia

  • Komodo dragon — /keuh moh doh/ a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands E of Java, that grows to a length of 10 ft. (3 m): the largest lizard in the world; now rare. Also called dragon lizard, giant lizard, Komodo lizard. [1925 30;… …   Universalium

  • Komodo dragon — noun An endangered species of monitor lizard native to certain Indonesian islands east of Java. It is the worlds largest lizard, growing to 10 feet or 3 meters. It is known for its ability to kill prey with its septic saliva; the …   Wiktionary

  • Komodo dragon — n. (also komodo lizard) a large monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, native to the E. Indies. Etymology: Komodo Island in Indonesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Komodo dragon — noun a very large monitor lizard native to Komodo and neighbouring Indonesian islands. [Varanus komodoensis.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • komodo dragon — /kəˌmoʊdoʊ ˈdrægən/ (say kuh.mohdoh draguhn) noun a giant monitor, Varanus komodoensis, of the island of Komodo in Indonesia: up to 3.5 m long …   Australian English dictionary

  • Komodo dragon — Ko•mo′do drag on [[t]kəˈmoʊ doʊ[/t]] n. ram a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands: the largest lizard in the world Also called Komo′do liz ard. • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Dragon De Komodo — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Dragon …   Wikipédia en Français

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