1 [skingk]
any of numerous lizards of the family Scincidae, common in many regions of the Old and New World, typically having flat, smooth, overlapping scales and comprising terrestrial, arboreal, and fossorial species.

1580–90; < Latin scincus < Greek skínkos lizard Unabridged


2 [skingk]
verb (used with object) Scot. Dialect.
to serve (a beverage).

1350–1400; Middle English skynken < Middle Dutch schenken, schinken; cognate with Old English scencan, German schenken Unabridged
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skink (skɪŋk)
any lizard of the family Scincidae, commonest in tropical Africa and Asia, having reduced limbs and an elongated body covered with smooth scalesRelated: scincoid
Related: scincoid
[C16: from Latin scincus a lizard, from Greek skinkos]

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1590, from M.Fr. scinc, from L. scincus, from Gk. skinkos, a kind of lizard common in Asia and N.Africa, of unknown origin.
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Some species, such as the five-lined skink, undergo a change in pattern as they mature.
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