frilled-lizard

frilled lizard

noun
a medium-sized Australian lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingi, having a large, cloaklike flap of skin on the neck that stiffens during courtship or threat displays, forming a wide ruff.

Origin:
1860–65; frill + -ed3

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frilled lizard

noun
large arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard with a ruff of skin around the neck 
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