[kuh-moh-doh] /kəˈmoʊ doʊ/
a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands E of Java, that grows to a length of 10 feet (3 meters): the largest lizard in the world; now rare.
the largest monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of Komodo and other East Indian islands: grows to a length of 3 m (about 10 ft) and a weight of 135 kilograms (about 300 lbs.)
1927, named for Indonesian island of Komodo, where it lives.
- Giant molecular cloud
giant molecular cloud A cloud of molecular hydrogen typically located in the arm of a spiral galaxy, believed to be an area of active star formation. Protostars are located in the densest regions of such clouds. See more at protostar.
noun 1. a large brown South American river otter, Pteronura brasiliensis, having a creamy chest patch and a long flat tail with a flanged border, hunted for its hide: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.
noun 1. (def 2). noun 1. See panda (sense 1)
- Giant peacock moth
noun 1. the largest European moth, an emperor, Saturnia pyri, reaching 15 cm (6 in.) in wingspan. It is mottled brown with a prominent ocellus on each wing and being night-flying can be mistaken for a bat