Definitions for iguanaɪˈgwɑ nə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any lizard of the New World genus Iguana, esp. I. iguana, with a large stout body and a fringe from neck to tail.
Category: Reptiles and Amphibians
Origin of iguana:
1545–55; < Sp < Carib iwana
common iguana, iguana, Iguana iguana(noun)
large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
Any of several members of the lizard family Iguanidae.
Any member of the genus Iguana.
A green iguana (Iguana iguana); a large tropical American lizard often kept as a pet.
Origin: iguana, from iwana.
any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidae. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits
Iguana is a genus of herbivorous lizards native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, several islands in Polynesia such as Fiji and Tonga, and the Caribbean. The genus was first described in 1768 by Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in his book Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena. Two species are included in the genus Iguana: the green iguana, which is widespread throughout its range and a popular pet, and the Lesser Antillean iguana, which is native to the Lesser Antilles and endangered due to habitat destruction. The word "iguana" is derived from a Spanish form of the original Taino name for the species, iwana. In addition to the two species in the genus Iguana, several other related genera in the same family have common names of the species including the word "iguana".
Translations for iguana
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a tropical American lizard that lives in trees.
- likkewaan, iguanaAfrikaans
- الأيغوانا: حيوان زاحِفArabic
- iguanaPortuguese (BR)
- der LeguanGerman
- sejenis kadalIndonesian
- 이구아나(열대 아메리카산의 큰 도마뱀)Korean
- یوه دوله خلک په امریکا کی چی په ونه کی ژوند کویPashto
- อีกัวน่า (สัตว์เลื้อยคลานตระกูล Iguanidae คล้ายจิ้งจก แต่ใหญ่กว่า)Thai
- 鬣蜥Chinese (Trad.)
- امریکا میں پائی جانے والی گوہUrdu
- con cự đàVietnamese
- 鬣蜥Chinese (Simp.)
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