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geck·o

 (gĕk′ō)
n. pl. geck·os or geck·oes
Any of various chiefly nocturnal tropical and subtropical lizards of the family Gekkonidae, characteristically having toe pads covered with numerous tiny bristles that adhere to vertical surfaces.

[Javanese ge'kok.]

gecko

(ˈɡɛkəʊ)
n, pl -os or -oes
(Animals) any small insectivorous terrestrial lizard of the family Gekkonidae, of warm regions. Their digits have adhesive pads, which enable these animals to climb on smooth surfaces
[C18: from Malay ge'kok, of imitative origin]

geck•o

(ˈgɛk oʊ)

n., pl. geck•os, geck•oes.
any small, mostly nocturnal tropical lizard of the family Gekkonidae, usu. having toe pads that can cling to smooth surfaces.
[1705–15; < New Latin gekko < Dutch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gecko - any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelidsgecko - any of various small chiefly tropical and usually nocturnal insectivorous terrestrial lizards typically with immovable eyelids; completely harmless
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
flying gecko, fringed gecko, Ptychozoon homalocephalum - a gecko that has membranous expansions along the sides of its body and limbs and tail that enable it to glide short distances
banded gecko - any of several geckos with dark bands across the body and differing from typical geckos in having movable eyelids; of United States southwest and Florida Gulf Coast
Translations
gekkó

gecko

[ˈgekəʊ] N (geckos or geckoes (pl)) → geco m

gecko

n pl <-os or -oes> (Zool) → Gecko m
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Geckoes generally inhabit the warmer areas of the country in the tropics and down as far as Melbourne where the marbled gecko (Christinus marmoratus) is becoming more widespread.
Most geckoes are soft skinned and appear fragile but in reality they are surprisingly tough, adaptable and able to survive in adverse and changeable situations.
Some geckoes have demonstrated an amazing ability to climb upside down on ceilings and up glass surfaces.