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skink

 (skĭngk)
n.
Any of numerous lizards of the family Scincidae, having a smooth shiny body and large scales on the head, and in some species, small or rudimentary legs.

[Latin scincus, from Greek skinkos.]

skink

(skɪŋk)
n
(Animals) any lizard of the family Scincidae, commonest in tropical Africa and Asia, having reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with smooth scales.
[C16: from Latin scincus a lizard, from Greek skinkos]

skink

(skɪŋk)

n.
any lizard of the family Scincidae, usu. having a smooth, shiny body.
[1580–90; < Latin scincus < Greek skínkos lizard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skink - alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scalesskink - alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions worldwide
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
Eumeces skiltonianus, western skink - found in western North American grasslands and open woodlands
Eumeces callicephalus, mountain skink - frequents oak and pine habitats in rocky mountainous areas of United States southwest and Mexico
Translations
scincidéscinque
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Healesville Sanctuary Threatened Species Keepers are celebrating the birth of a Guthega Skink the first ever born in captivity.
The evening started with a glass of bubbles followed by a delicious supper of Cullen Skink, Scotch Broth, trifle, Cranachan and biscuits and cheese.
Stewart Stevenson sent David Davis a Cullen skink pie to prompt him to take action to protect Scotland's fishing industry from Brexit.
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At the opening, Mr Clarke got to grips with his anguine namesake Simon the skink as well as speaking to students and staff.
Now widely available across Scotland, it originated in Aberdeenshire in the late 1800s - a place of fish and cattle The Cullen Skink World Championships take place every November in Cullen itself, a small fishing harbour near Pennan - the village which starred in Bill Forsyth's Local Hero.
In order of abundance, the most widely detected native animals (in most reserves) were Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula, Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus, Striped Marsh Frog Limnodynastes peronii, Southern Brown Tree Frog Litoria ewingii, Garden Skink Lampropholis guichenoti, Little Forest Bat Vespadelus vulturnus, Superb Fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus, Common Froglet Crinia signifera, Eastern Yellow Robin Eopsaltria australis, Delicate Skink Lampropholis delicata, and Weasel Skink Saproscincus mustelinus.
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He leaves with the most unlikely companion--a one-eyed eccentric old man he met on the beach- the Skink (as in lizard) of the title.
This will celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns while sampling the Scottish delicacies Cullen skink, haggis and cranachan, accompanied by the sounds of bagpipes and ceilidh music.