lizard
noun Etymology: Middle English liserd, from Anglo-French lesarde, from Latin lacerta Date: 14th century 1. any of a suborder (Lacertilia) of reptiles distinguished from the snakes by a fused inseparable lower jaw, a single temporal opening, two pairs of well differentiated functional limbs which may be lacking in burrowing forms, external ears, and eyes with movable lids; broadly any relatively long-bodied reptile (as a crocodile or dinosaur) with legs and tapering tail 2. leather made from lizard skin

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