Definitions for komodo dragonkəˈmoʊ doʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ko•mo′do drag`onkəˈmoʊ doʊ(n.)
a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands: the largest lizard in the world.
Category: Reptiles and Amphibians
Origin of Komodo dragon:
Komodo dragon, Komodo lizard, dragon lizard, giant lizard, Varanus komodoensis(noun)
the largest lizard in the world (10 feet); found on Indonesian islands
An endangered species of monitor lizard native to certain Indonesian islands east of Java. It is the world's largest lizard, growing to 10 feet or 3 meters. It is known for its ability to kill prey with its septic saliva; the resulting septicemia can kill so quickly that it was once suspected the lizard was venomous.
Origin: From Komodo (island) + dragon
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