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Any of several large swift teiid lizards of the genus Tupinambis of Central and South America, usually having black and yellow, white, or red markings.

[Portuguese tejú, from Tupí teyú.]


(Animals) a large lizard of the genus Tupinambis, native to South America
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Noun1.Tegu - a city in southeastern South Korea
Republic of Korea, South Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
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Argentine tegus have a tendency to become attached to their owners and are generally quite docile.
He's one of the biggest tegus we''ve ever seen, but this will be the first time visitors to the centre will have had the chance to meet him.
Saren has betrothed herself to Khan Tegus and refuses to back down from her commitment.