spiny lizard

noun
any of numerous iguanid lizards of the genus Sceloporus, common in North and Central America, usually having keeled scales that may end in a sharp point.

Origin:
1850–55

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spiny lizard

noun
1. desert lizard that feeds on ants [syn: mountain devil
2. any of numerous lizards with overlapping ridged pointed scales; of North America and Central America 
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