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n.1.(Zool.) A harmless lizard of the Gecko family (Platydactylus Mauritianicus) found in Southern Europe and adjacent countries, especially among old walls and ruins.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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