galliwasp


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gal·li·wasp

 (găl′ə-wŏsp′, -wôsp′)
n.
Any of several elongate, short-legged lizards of the subfamily Diploglossinae, native to wet regions of the West Indies, Central America, and northern South America.

[Origin unknown.]
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galliwasp

(ˈɡælɪˌwɒsp)
n
(Animals) any lizard of the Central American genus Diploglossus, esp D. monotropis of the Caribbean: family Anguidae
[C18: of unknown origin]
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On the taxonomic status of the giant galliwasps from Hispaniola (Anguidae: Celestus warreni group).