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Iguana vs. Chameleon

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Iguananoun

Any of several members of the lizard family Iguanidae.

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.

Iguananoun

Any member of the genus Iguana.

Chameleonnoun

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

Iguananoun

A green iguana (Iguana iguana); a large tropical American lizard often kept as a pet.

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.

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Iguananoun

One of various other lizards, including Australian goannas.

Chameleonadjective

Describing something that changes color.

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

Iguananoun

Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidæ. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.

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.

Iguananoun

large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America

Chameleonnoun

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

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Iguana

Iguana (, Spanish: [iˈɣwana]) is a genus of herbivorous lizards that are native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The genus was first described in 1768 by Austrian naturalist Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in his book Specimen Medicum, Exhibens Synopsin Reptilium Emendatam cum Experimentis circa Venena.

Chameleonnoun

a changeable or inconstant person

Chameleonnoun

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

Chameleonnoun

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

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.

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