teiid
noun Etymology: New Latin Teiidae, from Teius, genus of lizards, from Portuguese teiú, the lizard Tupinambis teguixim, from Tupi tejú Date: 1956 any of a family (Teiidae) of mostly tropical American lizards (as the race runner) with an elongate forked tongue • teiid adjective

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