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galliwasp

[gal-uh-wosp] /ˈgæl əˌwɒsp/
noun
1.
any of numerous scaly marsh lizards of the genus Diploglossus, inhabiting Central America and the West Indies.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; earlier gallivache (1683), of unexplained orig.; apparently assimilated to gally, wasp
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galliwasp

/ˈɡælɪˌwɒsp/
noun
1.
any lizard of the Central American genus Diploglossus, esp D. monotropis of the Caribbean: family Anguidae
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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