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i·gua·na

 (ĭ-gwä′nə)
n.
Any of various usually large herbivorous lizards of the subfamily Iguaninae, often having a dorsal crest and found chiefly in tropical America.

[Spanish, from Arawak iwana.]

iguana

(ɪˈɡwɑːnə)
n
1. (Animals) 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. (Animals) Also called: iguanid any other lizard of the tropical American family Iguanidae
3. (Animals) another name for leguaan
[C16: from Spanish, from Arawak iwana]
iˈguanian n, adj

i•gua•na

(ɪˈgwɑ nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any lizard of the New World genus Iguana, esp. I. iguana, with a large stout body and a fringe from neck to tail.
[1545–55; < Sp < Carib iwana]

i·gua·na

(ĭ-gwä′nə)
Any of various large tropical American lizards, often having spiny projections along the back.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iguana - large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the backiguana - large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
genus Iguana - type genus of the Iguanidae
Translations
الأيغوانا: حيوان زاحِف
leguán
leguan
sárkánygyík
græneîla
iguana
iguāna
leguán
iguana

iguana

[ɪˈgwɑːnə] Niguana f

iguana

[ɪˈgjwɑːnə] niguane m

iguana

nLeguan m

iguana

[ɪˈgwɑːnə] niguana

iguana

(iˈgwaːnə) noun
a tropical American lizard that lives in trees.
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Green Iguanas are herbivorous reptiles that eat leaves, veggies and fruit.
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In their native Central America, green iguanas are eaten by raptors and wild cats, but they have no predators here, and the population has surged out of control.
Cages and terrariums housing poison arrow frogs, green iguanas, porcupines, centipedes, bearcats, kinkajous, turtles - even an American alligator - line the walls.
IG RISK: Green iguanas like this one are stolen from the wild FIND: Officer Guy Clarke with leopard tortoises, lizards in cassette and bell tortoises
Puerto Rico plans to remove green iguanas from the runways of its largest international airport.
GREEN iguanas originally come from Central and South America.