Iguana : Definition


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Definitions of Iguana

Pronunciation : I*gua"na
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Sp. iguana, from the native name in Hayti. Cf. Guana.] (Zoöl.)
Definition : Defn: Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidæ. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.

Note: The common iguana (I. tuberculata) of the West Indies and South America is sometimes five feet long. Its flesh is highly prized as food. The horned iguana (I. cornuta) has a conical horn between the eyes.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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