|n.||1.||(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of lizards of the family Scincidæ or tribe Scincoidea. The tongue is not extensile. The body and tail are covered with overlapping scales, and the toes are margined. See Illust. under Skink.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.