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 lizard

noun
insectivorous lizard with hornlike spines on the head and spiny scales on the body; of western North America 
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