Definition of Galliwasp

1. n. A West Indian lizard (Celestus occiduus), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous.



Definition of Galliwasp

1. Noun. Any of the lizards in the genus ''Celestus'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galliwasp

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Medical Definition of Galliwasp

1. A West Indian lizard (Celestus occiduus), about a foot long, imagined by the natives to be venomous. Origin: Etymol. Uncertain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Galliwasp

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1. Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1845)
"Jamaica. Presented by R. Hew- ard, Esq. tween the seventh and eighth labial. Jamaica. Presented by J. Weeks, Esq. Dr. Shaw's specimen. The GOLDEN galliwasp. ..."

2. A Companion to the London Museum and Pantherion: Containing a Brief by William Bullock (1813)
"The galliwasp is a native of the American Islands, and seems to be particularly ... The galliwasp (according to Brown, in his Natural History of Jamaica) is ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"Dr. Robinson writes Guana uniformity for what is now called the Iguana ; and for what Gosse writes galliwasp ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... known as galliwasp, soap-fish and, in Latin-America, lagarta. It is olive above and yellow beneath, attains a length of 12 inches and is very voracious. ..."

5. Jamaica: Its Past and Present State by Phillippo, James Mursell (1843)
"Reptiles are numerous, but few of them are venomous. Among these are the numerous lizard tribe; the guano, the camelion, the galliwasp, ..."

6. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"Great galliwasp, XV. 80, 2 ab. Five-lined skink, 2 b. Skin mite, VI. 694, 2 be (ill.). SKINNER, Thomas Harvey, American clergyman, XV. 80. ..."

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