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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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