galliwasp

galliwasp

[gal-uh-wosp]
noun
any of numerous scaly marsh lizards of the genus Diploglossus, inhabiting Central America and the West Indies.

Origin:
1715–25; earlier gallivache (1683), of unexplained orig.; apparently assimilated to gally, wasp

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galliwasp (ˈɡælɪˌwɒsp)
 
n
any lizard of the Central American genus Diploglossus, esp D. monotropis of the Caribbean: family Anguidae
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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