Komodo dragon


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Ko·mo·do dragon

 (kə-mō′dō)
n.
A large monitor lizard (Varanus komodoensis) native to Indonesia. It is the largest living lizard, sometimes growing to a length of 3 meters (10 feet).

[After Komodo, an island of south-central Indonesia.]

Komodo dragon

(kəˈməʊdəʊ) or

Komodo lizard

n
(Animals) the largest monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of Komodo and other East Indian islands: grows to a length of 3 m (about 10 ft) and a weight of 135 kilograms (about 300 lbs.)

Ko•mo′do drag`on

(kəˈmoʊ doʊ)
n.
a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands: the largest lizard in the world. Also called Komo′do liz`ard.
[1925–30]

Ko·mo·do dragon

(kə-mō′dō)
An Indonesian monitor lizard that is the largest living lizard. It can grow up to 10 feet (3 meters) long, has dark skin, and feeds on eggs and small animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Komodo dragon - the largest lizard in the world (10 feet)Komodo dragon - the largest lizard in the world (10 feet); found on Indonesian islands
monitor lizard, varan, monitor - any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
Translations
komodonvaraani
komodovaraan
dragão-de-comodo
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