Agama



any of numerous agamid lizards of the genus Agama, many of which are brilliantly colored and have the ability to change the color of the skin.
any of the Tantric writings.
Historical Examples

The brilliantly coloured red and blue lizard (agama colonorum) is found in the coast region of eastern Liberia.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5 Various

A beautiful species of lizard130 (agama), is occasionally met with in this territory.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XVI Various

The last, however, though vulgarly believed to be a batrachian, is in reality a lizard—the agama cornuta.
The Death Shot Mayne Reid

Another species of agama was found, differing from the former by its general grey colour, with black spots on the back.
Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia Ludwig Leichhardt

Mr. Roper found an agama, with light grey on the back, and a yellow belly.
Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia Ludwig Leichhardt

Brown caught an agama, of a light yellowish colour, about a foot long.
Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia Ludwig Leichhardt

It is divided into two classes of which the first is called A-han, that is, agama.
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

noun
any small terrestrial lizard of the genus Agama, which inhabit warm regions of the Old World: family Agamidae
Also called agamid (ˈæɡəmɪd; əˈɡæmɪd). any other lizard of the family Agamidae, which occur in the Old World and Australia and show a wide range of habits and diversity of structure

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