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agama

[ag-uh-muh] /ˈæg ə mə/
noun
1.
any of numerous agamid lizards of the genus Agama, many of which are brilliantly colored and have the ability to change the color of the skin.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Neo-Latin < Carib

Agama

[ah-guh-muh] /ˈɑ gə mə/
noun, Hinduism, Buddhism.
1.
any of the Tantric writings.
Origin
< Sanskrit āgama tradition, traditional work
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British Dictionary definitions for agama

agama

/ˈæɡəmə; əˈɡæmə/
noun
1.
any small terrestrial lizard of the genus Agama, which inhabit warm regions of the Old World: family Agamidae
2.
Also called agamid (ˈæɡəmɪd; əˈɡæmɪd). any other lizard of the family Agamidae, which occur in the Old World and Australia and show a wide range of habits and diversity of structure
Word Origin
C19: Carib
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Encyclopedia Article for agama

any of about 30 species of lizards belonging to the family Agamidae (suborder Sauria). They are rather unspecialized lizards about 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 inches) long exhibiting little development of crests or dewlaps. They inhabit rocky desert areas throughout Africa, southeastern Europe, and central India.

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