Definition of Night lizard

1. Noun. Small secretive nocturnal lizard of southwestern North America and Cuba; bear live young.

Generic synonyms: Lizard
Group relationships: Family Xantusiidae, Xantusiidae

Definition of Night lizard

1. Noun. Any of the family Xantusiidae of very small, viviparous lizards. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Night Lizard

night court
night emissions
night game
night hawk
night hawks
night heron
night hospital
night jasmine
night jessamine
night latch
night letter
night light
night lizard (current term)
night lizards
night myopia
night night
night out
night owl
night owls
night pain
night people
night person
night porter
night raven
night rider
night school
night schools

Literary usage of Night lizard

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

1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1870)
"Note on a new Night-Lizard (Phelsuma grandis) from Madagascar. By Dr. JE GRAY, FK8. Dark olive; chin and below white ; a broad streak from the nostrils to ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1908)
"Handsome youth by night, lizard by day. 24. Princess a raven except for one hour each night (Armenian). 23. ..."

3. The Channel Islands of California: A Book for the Angler, Sportsman, and Tourist by Charles Frederick Holder, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (1910)
"I have seen the latter at Santa Catalina and others at San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz. The island night lizard ..."

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