|n.||1.||(Zool.) A large South American lizard (Tejus teguexin). It becomes three or four feet long, and is blackish above, marked with yellowish spots of various sizes. It feeds upon fruits, insects, reptiles, young birds, and birds' eggs. The closely allied species Tejus rufescens is called red teguexin.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.