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Any of various tropical insect-eating lizards of the family Agamidae chiefly of Africa, Asia, and Australia, having a long tail and including the flying lizards.
[From New Latin Agamidae, family name, from agama.]
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|Noun||1.||agamid - a lizard of the family Agamidae |
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
agama - small terrestrial lizard of warm regions of the Old World
Chlamydosaurus kingi, frilled lizard - large arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard with a ruff of skin around the neck
flying dragon, flying lizard, dragon - any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
moloch - any lizard of the genus Moloch
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