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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skink, scincid, scincid lizardnoun

    alert agile lizard with reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with shiny scales; more dependent on moisture than most lizards; found in tropical regions worldwide

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skinknoun

    any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family Scincidae, common in the warmer parts of all the continents

    Etymology: [L. scincus, Gr. .]

  2. Skinkverb

    to draw or serve, as drink

    Etymology: [L. scincus, Gr. .]

  3. Skinkverb

    to serve or draw liquor

    Etymology: [L. scincus, Gr. .]

  4. Skinknoun

    drink; also, pottage

    Etymology: [L. scincus, Gr. .]


  1. Skink

    Skinks are lizards belonging to the family Scincidae. Together with several other lizard families, including Lacertidae, they comprise the superfamily or infraorder Scincomorpha. With about 1200 described species, the Scincidae are the second most diverse family of lizards, exceeded only by the Gekkonidae.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skink

    skingk, n. drink.—v.i. and v.t. to serve drink.—n. Skink′er, one who serves drink, a tapster.—adj. Skink′ing (Scot.), thin, watery. [A.S. scencan, to pour out drink; Ger. schenken.]

  2. Skink

    skingk, n. an African lizard. [L. scincus—Gr. skingkos, the adda.]

  3. Skink

    skingk, n. (Scot.) a shin-bone of beef, soup made from such. [Cf. Dut. schonk, a bone; cf. Shank.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skink in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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