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(Animals) any carnivorous lizard of the Varinidae family found in Asia, Africa, and Australia and ranging in length up to 3 metres. Also known as: Monitor
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|Noun||1.||varan - any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles|
lizard - relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
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