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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Skinknoun

    Etymology: scenc , Saxon.

    Scotch skink, which is a pottage of strong nourishment, is made with the knees and sinews of beef, but long boiled: jelly also of knuckles of veal. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

  2. To Skinkverb

    To serve drink. Both noun and verb are wholly obsolete.

    Etymology: scencan , Saxon.


  1. Skink

    Skinks are lizards belonging to the family Scincidae, a family in the infraorder Scincomorpha. With more than 1,500 described species across 100 different taxonomic genera, the family Scincidae is one of the most diverse families of lizards. Skinks are characterized by their smaller legs in comparison to typical lizards and are found in different habitats except arctic and subarctic regions.


  1. skink

    A skink is a type of lizard that belongs to the family Scincidae. It is known for its elongated, smooth, shiny body and short legs. Skinks are one of the most diverse families of lizards with thousands of species found worldwide, particularly in Southeast Asia and Australia. Most skinks are ground dwellers, though some are arboreal or semi-aquatic. They primarily feed on insects and other small organisms.

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

  2. Skinkverb

    to draw or serve, as drink

  3. Skinkverb

    to serve or draw liquor

  4. Skinknoun

    drink; also, pottage

  5. 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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