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whiptail

[hwip-teyl, wip-] /ˈʰwɪpˌteɪl, ˈwɪp-/
noun
1.
any of numerous New World lizards of the family Teiidae, especially of the genus Cnemidophorus, characterized by great agility and alertness.
2.
any of various other whip-tailed animals, as the whipscorpion.
Origin of whiptail
1765-1775
1765-75; whip + tail1
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