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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.
References in classic literature ?
For it was a giant iguana, one of the most repulsive-looking of the lizards.
Damon was not a coward, but the giant iguana was not pleasant to look at.
Off they started through the jungle, trailing after the impetuous professor who was intent on capturing the iguana.
Notwithstanding this, when he heard that it was one of the largest sized iguanas ever seen, the professor started through the jungle after it.
Bell, who well foresaw, from its short, broad head, and strong claws of equal length, that its habits of life would turn out very peculiar, and different from those of its nearest ally, the Iguana.
A new iguana has been discovered in the central regions of Fiji.
A healthy iguana can live up to 20 years and grow to six feet long
Critique: A riveting entertainment from first page to last, "The Iguana Project" is a deftly crafted read that clearly documents author Dale Arden's outstanding abilities as a novelist and will leave his enthusiastic readers looking eagerly toward his next foray into fiction.
Working in close cooperation with Cellmade, representing the Prison Labour Board of Belgium, iGuana employs Central Prison Leuven detainees to complete a number of tasks for iGuana ScanFactory, an outsourced document scanning service offered to iGuana clients.
iGuana, with its offices in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Cyprus, will continue its operations as a privately held company, with Stephane Horta as CEO.
The caller spotted the iguana near Miller Academy in Thurso, Caithness, on Thursday.
melanosterna, directly and indirectly, is the recent observed increase in the population of the green iguana (Iguana iguana) on CC Menor.