Definition of Iguana 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: Common Iguana, Iguana
Generic synonyms: Iguanid, Iguanid Lizard
Group relationships: Genus Iguana

Lexicographical Neighbors of Iguana Iguana

Ignatius bean
Ignatius beans
Ignatius of Loyola
Ignorance
Ignorantine
Igopogo
Igor
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
Igor Stravinsky
Igor Tamm
Igor Yevgeneevich Tamm
Igoumenitsa
Igs
Iguana iguana
Iguania
Iguanidae
Iguanodontidae
Iguazu
Iguazu Falls
Ihitha
Ijekavian
Ijnisinya
Ijoid
Ikalanga
Ikavian
Ike

Literary usage of Iguana iguana

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

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organizationby Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1831)
"Armed Iguana. Iguana (Ctenosaura) Armata. Head long, pyramidical; tail with rings of spines, having two rings of depressed scales between them at the base; ..."

2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Colonies of these iguanas, many of the individuals being over four feet long, inhabit the sea-coast and feed on seaweed. The common iguana, Iguana ..."

3. The Class Reptilia by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Edward Pidgeon (1831)
"Armed Iguana. Iguana (Ctenosaura) Armata. Head long, pyramidical; tail with rings of spines, having two rings of depressed scales between them at the base; ..."

4. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"... lizards common in the tropical parts of America, some of which feed on vegetable substances, and are esteemed delicious food. The common iguana (Iguana ..."

5. The Native Tribes of South-east Australia by Alfred William Howitt (1904)
"... Murri and Matha Murri and Matha Murri and Matha iguana iguana kangaroo The Kamilaroi tribes extend over some eight hundred miles north and south, ..."

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