varanus

Varanus

Va*ra"nus\, n. [NL., fr. Ar. waran, waral; cf. F. varan, from the Arabic.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of very large lizards native of Asia and Africa. It includes the monitors. See Monitor, 3.
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