reptilian
I. adjective Date: 1833 1. resembling or having the characteristics of the reptiles 2. of or relating to the reptiles 3. cold-bloodedly treacherous <
a reptilian villain — Theodore Dreiser
>
II. noun Date: circa 1847 reptile 2

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