stump-tailed

Stump-tailed

Stump"-tailed`\, a. Having a short, thick tail.

Stump-tailed lizard (Zo["o]l.), a singular Australian scincoid lizard (Trachydosaurus rugosus) having a short, thick tail resembling its head in form; -- called also sleeping lizard.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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