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horned lizard

noun
1.
an insectivorous iguanid lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of western North America, having hornlike spines on the head and a flattened body covered with spiny scales.
Also called horned toad.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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  • These ants have displaced the native ants and have caused major problems for the coast horned lizard population.
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horned toad

noun
1.
any small insectivorous burrowing lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, inhabiting desert regions of America, having a flattened toadlike body covered with spines: family Iguanidae (iguanas)
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