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whip·tail

 (wĭp′tāl′, hwĭp′-)
n.
Any of various swift teiid lizards chiefly of the genera Aspidoscelis and Cnemidophorus, having a long slender tail.

whiptail

(ˈwɪpˌteɪl)
n
(Animals) any of various lizard species from the genus Cnemidophorus with a slender, whip-like tail

whip•tail

(ˈʰwɪpˌteɪl, ˈwɪp-)

n.
1. any of numerous New World lizards of the family Teiidae, esp. of the genus Cnemidophorus, notable for great agility and alertness.
2. any of various other animals with a whiplike tail, as the whipscorpion.
[1765–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whiptail - any of numerous very agile and alert New World lizardswhiptail - any of numerous very agile and alert New World lizards
teiid, teiid lizard - tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail
Cnemidophorus sexlineatus, race runner, racerunner, six-lined racerunner - very swift lizard of eastern and central United States
Cnemidophorus velox, plateau striped whiptail - having distinct longitudinal stripes: of Colorado Plateau from Arizona to western Colorado
Chihuahuan spotted whiptail, Cnemidophorus exsanguis - having longitudinal stripes overlaid with light spots; upland lizard of United States southwest and Mexico
Cnemidophorus tigris, western whiptail - active lizard having a network of dusky dark markings; of semiarid areas from Oregon and Idaho to Baja California
checkered whiptail, Cnemidophorus tesselatus - markings are darker and more marked than in western whiptail; from southeastern Colorado to eastern Chihuahua
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