horned toad

horned lizard

noun
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:
1805–15, Americanism

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horned toad or horned lizard
 
n
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)
 
horned lizard or horned lizard
 
n

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