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pe·ren·tie

also pa·ren·ty  (pə-rĕn′tē)
n. pl. pe·ren·ties
A very large monitor lizard (Varanus giganteus) found in arid regions of Australia.

[Diyari (Pama-Nyungan language of south-central Australia) pirrinthi and related words in neighboring Pama-Nyungan languages.]

perentie

(pəˈrɛntɪ) or

perenty

n, pl -ties
(Animals) a large dark-coloured monitor lizard, Varanus giganteus, of central and west Australia which grows to 7 ft
[from a native Australian language]
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