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i·gua·na

 (ĭ-gwä′nə)
n.
Any of various usually large herbivorous lizards of the subfamily Iguaninae, often having a dorsal crest and found chiefly in tropical America.

[Spanish, from Arawak iwana.]

iguana

(ɪˈɡwɑːnə)
n
1. (Animals) either of two large tropical American arboreal herbivorous lizards of the genus Iguana, esp I. iguana (common iguana), having a greyish-green body with a row of spines along the back: family Iguanidae
2. (Animals) Also called: iguanid any other lizard of the tropical American family Iguanidae
3. (Animals) another name for leguaan
[C16: from Spanish, from Arawak iwana]
iˈguanian n, adj

i•gua•na

(ɪˈgwɑ nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any lizard of the New World genus Iguana, esp. I. iguana, with a large stout body and a fringe from neck to tail.
[1545–55; < Sp < Carib iwana]

i·gua·na

(ĭ-gwä′nə)
Any of various large tropical American lizards, often having spiny projections along the back.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iguana - large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the backiguana - large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
iguanid, iguanid lizard - lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males
genus Iguana - type genus of the Iguanidae
Translations
الأيغوانا: حيوان زاحِف
leguán
leguan
sárkánygyík
græneîla
iguana
iguāna
leguán
iguana

iguana

[ɪˈgwɑːnə] Niguana f

iguana

[ɪˈgjwɑːnə] niguane m

iguana

nLeguan m

iguana

[ɪˈgwɑːnə] niguana

iguana

(iˈgwaːnə) noun
a tropical American lizard that lives in trees.
References in classic literature ?
For it was a giant iguana, one of the most repulsive-looking of the lizards.
Damon was not a coward, but the giant iguana was not pleasant to look at.
Off they started through the jungle, trailing after the impetuous professor who was intent on capturing the iguana. The giant lizard's progress could be traced by the disturbance of the leaves and underbrush, and the professor was following as closely as possible.
Notwithstanding this, when he heard that it was one of the largest sized iguanas ever seen, the professor started through the jungle after it.
Bell, who well foresaw, from its short, broad head, and strong claws of equal length, that its habits of life would turn out very peculiar, and different from those of its nearest ally, the Iguana. It is extremely common on all the islands throughout the group, and lives exclusively on the rocky sea-beaches, being never found, at least I never saw one, even ten yards in-shore.
Castle Managing Director, Stephen Stone said: 'This US$11.7 million, threestaged farm-out deal on the Degbiwu and Gbiniyiri licences with Ghanabased Iguana Resources will see an acceleration in exploration activity on these prospective licences and in particular the Kpali target, where Castle has previously outlined an open-ended 107,200oz gold Inferred Mineral Resource, and at the intriguing Bundi gold-zinc prospect.'
For instance, it has unique color patterning, including green throats on both males and females, whereas males of other iguana species never have solid green throats.
United States-based Zips Car Wash has acquired three locations from Blue Iguana Car Wash in Kentucky and Indiana.
Upon examination, the luggage yielded some 56 iguanas, five of them already dead.
A 5-year-old female green iguana (Iguana iguana) showed acute onset of lethargy, anorexia, and general weakness.
However, the cute iguana is the real star at the Reptile Cafe.