Definition of Horned lizard

1. Noun. Insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America.

Exact synonyms: Horned Toad, Horny Frog
Generic synonyms: Iguanid, Iguanid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Phrynosoma, Phrynosoma
Specialized synonyms: Phrynosoma Cornutum, Texas Horned Lizard

Definition of Horned lizard

1. Noun. Any of some 14 species of lizard in the genus ''Phrynosoma'', generally with wide toad-shaped bodies less than a foot long, noted for the horny structures on their heads. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horned Lizard

horned asp
horned chameleon
horned dinosaur
horned frog
horned lark
horned lizards
horned owl
horned owls
horned pondweed
horned poppy
horned pout
horned puffin
horned rattlesnake
horned screamer
horned toad
horned violet
horned viper
horned whiff

Literary usage of Horned lizard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"145 PAINTED horned lizard, P. douglassii orna- ... Commonest and Most Widely Distributed of the horned lizards. . . . . .156 ASHY horned lizard, ..."

2. Ethnozoology of the Tewa Indians by Junius Henderson, John Peabody Harrington (1914)
"Southern horned lizard. Reported at San Ildefonso and Abiquiu by Yarrow,2 and at ... Little horned lizard. Recorded at San Ildefonso by Yarrow and Cope.4 ..."

3. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis & Clarke to by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Nicholas Biddle, John Bach McMaster (1902)
"... hospitality—Success of their sweating prescription on the Indian chief—Description of the horned lizard, and a variety of insects—The attachment of the ..."

4. Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant (1919)
"A circlet of horns around its head has given it the name of horned lizard, though "horned toad" is the more familiar name. Of such outstanding interest is ..."

5. History of the Expedition Under the Command of Lewis and Clark: To the by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Elliott Coues, Thomas Jefferson (1893)
"The pupil of the eye is black, with a narrow ring of white bordering on its edge ; the remainder of the iris is of a dark yellowish-brown. The horned lizard ..."

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