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frilled lizard

(frĭld) or frill-necked lizard (frĭl′nĕkt′)
n.
A large lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) of Australia and New Guinea having a broad contractile membrane extending from the neck and throat that can be erected like a ruff when the mouth is opened.

frilled′ liz′ard


n.
an Australian lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingi, with a neck frill that enlarges in courtship or threat displays.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.frilled lizard - large arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard with a ruff of skin around the neckfrilled lizard - large arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard with a ruff of skin around the neck
agamid, agamid lizard - a lizard of the family Agamidae
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Other newly permitted species include the whiptail lizard jungle runners that range naturally from Mexico and the Caribbean down through South America; true chameleons, from Africa, Madagascar, and southern Asia; frilled lizards, from Australia and New Guinea; spine-tailed lizards, from East Africa; and the spiny-tailed monitor, from Australia.
Nook has her bed under the stairs and frilled lizards, Frillip and Frillipa, sleep in the sitting room.