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.

Exact synonyms: Iguana, Iguana Iguana
Generic synonyms: Iguanid, Iguanid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Iguana

Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Iguana

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common gulls
common gum cistus
common heath
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common hop
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common horehound
common hornbeam
common hornbeams
common horsetail
common horsetails
common hyacinth
common iguana (current term)
common iliac artery
common iliac lymph nodes
common iliac vein
common intermediate
common interosseous artery
common ion effect
common ivy
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common juniper
common kestrel
common kestrels
common kingsnake
common knowledge
common laburnum

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 ..."

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