Definition of Common iguana
1. Noun. Large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America.
Generic synonyms: Iguanid, Iguanid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Iguana
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Iguana
Literary usage of Common iguana
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Some are arboreal; others terrestrial; and still others semi- aquatic. The anoles, often called chameleons, the iguanas, FIG. 456. — The common iguana ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"One of the largest and most widely distributed is the common iguana (Iguana ... Along with several other species the common iguana is much sought after in ..."
3. Natural History of the World: With Anecdotes Illustrating the Nature, Habits edited by Alfred Henry Miles (1895)
"The common iguana, which sometimes attains to a length of five feet, belongs to South America. It is a singular-looking animal, but is much esteemed as an ..."