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n. pl. geck·os or geck·oes
Any of various chiefly nocturnal tropical and subtropical lizards of the family Gekkonidae, characteristically having toe pads covered with numerous tiny bristles that adhere to vertical surfaces.

[Javanese ge'kok.]


n, pl -os or -oes
(Animals) any small insectivorous terrestrial lizard of the family Gekkonidae, of warm regions. Their digits have adhesive pads, which enable these animals to climb on smooth surfaces
[C18: from Malay ge'kok, of imitative origin]


(ˈgɛk oʊ)

n., pl. geck•os, geck•oes.
any small, mostly nocturnal tropical lizard of the family Gekkonidae, usu. having toe pads that can cling to smooth surfaces.
[1705–15; < New Latin gekko < Dutch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gecko - any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelidsgecko - any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
flying gecko, fringed gecko, Ptychozoon homalocephalum - a gecko that has membranous expansions along the sides of its body and limbs and tail that enable it to glide short distances
banded gecko - any of several geckos with dark bands across the body and differing from typical geckos in having movable eyelids; of United States southwest and Florida Gulf Coast


[ˈgekəʊ] N (geckos or geckoes (pl)) → geco m


n pl <-os or -oes> (Zool) → Gecko m
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