Komodo dragon

Komodo dragon

a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands E of Java, that grows to a length of 10 feet (3 meters): the largest lizard in the world; now rare.
Also called dragon lizard, giant lizard, Komodo lizard.

1925–30; named after Komodo, Indonesian island, its principal range

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Komodo dragon or Komodo lizard (kəˈməʊdəʊ)
the largest monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of Komodo and other East Indian islands: grows to a length of 3 m (about 10 ft) and a weight of 135 kilograms (about 300 lbs.)
Komodo lizard or Komodo lizard

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Komodo dragon
1927, named for Indonesian island of Komodo, where it lives.
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