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threepence lizard

/trópans lízard/ [from the folk belief that it has a 3 d. coin in its head; cf. Prov. peni lizaad small lizard (Washabaugh 1974:163) and DJE peeny small, possibly leading to threepence for the larger variety, and hence the folk belief] n. the blue-tailed lizard, Ameiva auberi. = GIANT LIZARD, LION LIZARD, BLUE-TAILED LIZARD, KING LIZARD <Exuma, Long>

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Last update: 2011-06-22 20:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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