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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