frilled lizard definition

  • noun:
    • An Australian lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingi) having a diverse contractile membrane layer extending from the throat and neck that can be extended like a ruff whenever mouth is opened.
    • A lizard with an extensive, contractile membranous frill expanding from the neck and throat.
    • big arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard with a ruff of skin round the neck
  • adjective:
    • a big Australian lizard (Chlamydosaurus Kingii) three legs long, which has a large, erectile frill for each side of the neck.

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