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anole

[uh-noh-lee] /əˈnoʊ li/
noun
1.
any of numerous chiefly insectivorous New World lizards of the genus Anolis, related to the iguana, that have the ability to change the color of their skin among a wide range of green and brown shades.
Origin of anole
1895-1900
1895-1900; variant of anoli < Carib
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anole

/əˈnəʊl/
noun
1.
any small arboreal tropical American insectivorous lizards of the genus Anolis, such as A. carolinensis (green anole): family Iguanidae (iguanas). They are able to change the colour of their skin Also called American chameleon
Word Origin
C18 annolis, from French anolis, from Carib anoli
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Word Origin and History for anole
n.

or anoli, 1906, from a native name in the Antilles.

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