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Chameleon vs. Lizard

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Chameleonnoun

A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae, and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.

Lizardnoun

Any reptile of the order Squamata that is not a snake, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.

Chameleonnoun

A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.

Lizardnoun

Lizard skin, the skin of these reptiles.

Chameleonnoun

(physics) A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.

Lizardnoun

(colloquial) An unctuous person.

Chameleonadjective

Describing something that changes color.

‘The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.’;

Lizardnoun

(colloquial) A coward.

Chameleonnoun

A lizardlike reptile of the genus Chamæleo, of several species, found in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The skin is covered with fine granulations; it has eyes which can move separately, the tail is prehensile, and the body is much compressed laterally, giving it a high back. It is remarkable for its ability to change the color of its skin to blend with its surroundings.

Lizardnoun

(rock paper scissors) A hand forming a "D" shape with the tips of the thumb and index finger touching (a handshape resembling a lizard), that beats paper and Spock and loses to rock and scissors in rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock.

Chameleonnoun

a person who changes opinions, ideas, or behavior to suit the prevailing social climate; an opportunist.

Lizardnoun

(in compounds) A person who idly spends time in a specified place, especially a promiscuous female.

‘lounge lizard; lot lizard; beach lizard; truck stop lizard’;

Chameleonnoun

a changeable or inconstant person

Lizardnoun

Any one of the numerous species of reptiles belonging to the order Lacertilia; sometimes, also applied to reptiles of other orders, as the Hatteria.

Chameleonnoun

a faint constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near Apus and Mensa

Lizardnoun

A piece of rope with thimble or block spliced into one or both of the ends.

Chameleonnoun

lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue

Lizardnoun

A piece of timber with a forked end, used in dragging a heavy stone, a log, or the like, from a field.

Chameleon

Chameleons or chamaeleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of Old World lizards with 202 species described as of June 2015. These species come in a range of colors, and many species have the ability to change color.

Lizardnoun

relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail

Lizardnoun

a man who idles about in the lounges of hotels and bars in search of women who would support him

Lizard

Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains. The group is paraphyletic as it excludes the snakes and Amphisbaenia; some lizards are more closely related to these two excluded groups than they are to other lizards.

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