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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 ?
As a matter of fact the iguanas are harmless, their shape and coloring being designed to protect them.
Notwithstanding this, when he heard that it was one of the largest sized iguanas ever seen, the professor started through the jungle after it.
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.
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 team of researchers in Broward County, Florida, have begun bashing in the skulls of iguanas to control the reptile population that has inundated the area.
Green iguanas, like all reptiles, are coldblooded animals, so when the temperature falls to a certain level iguanas become immobile, said Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
THREE critically endangered iguanas have hatched into life at Belfast Zoo.
Das quatro iguanas utilizadas no estudo, tres eram do sexo masculino e uma femea, com peso medio de 4,25 [+ or -] 1,31 kg em janeiro e 4,0 [+ or -] 0,84 kg em julho.
Columbus and his men took many New World foods home to Spain, but not iguanas.
LAS Iguanas, the popular Latin American restaurant, has shut down its Liverpool ONE branch over hygiene concerns.
While on vacation, he meets a marine biologist who explains she is conducting cutting edge research on iguanas for NASA.