Iguana



[ih-gwah-nuh] /ɪˈgwɑ nə/

noun
1.
a large, arboreal lizard, Iguana iguana, native to Central and South America, having stout legs and a crest of spines from neck to tail.
2.
any of various related lizards of the genera Iguana, Ctenosaura, Conolophus, and Amblyrhynchus.
/ɪˈɡwɑːnə/
noun
1.
either of two large tropical American arboreal herbivorous lizards of the genus Iguana, esp I. iguana (common iguana), having a greyish-green body with a row of spines along the back: family Iguanidae
2.
Also called iguanid (ɪˈɡwɑːnɪd). any other lizard of the tropical American family Iguanidae
3.
another name for leguaan
n.

1550s, from Spanish, from Arawakan (W.Indies) iguana, iwana, the local name for the lizard.

Foure footed beastes … named Iuannas, muche lyke vnto Crocodiles, of eyght foote length, of moste pleasaunte taste. [Richard Eden, “Decades of the New World,” 1555]

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