Definition of Goanna

1. Noun. Any of various monitor lizards native to Australia. ¹



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Definition of Goanna

1. a large monitor lizard [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goanna

goalscoring
goalside
goalsneak
goalsneaks
goalsquare
goalsquares
goaltend
goaltended
goaltender
goaltenders
goaltending
goaltendings
goaltends
goalward
goalwards
goanna (current term)
goannas
goary
goas
goat
goat's-beard
goat's cheese
goat's cheeses
goat's foot
goat's milk anaemia
goat's milk cheese
goat's milk cheeses
goat's rue
goat-antelope
goat-rope

Literary usage of Goanna

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"... "The money wades awee wi' buyin' bones an' goanna." Compare AS u-cuhm, to go, trudge, cognate with Lat. ..."

2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"See goanna. 1881. F. McCoy, 'Prodomus of the Natural History of Victoria,' Dec. 4: "Although the present Lace Lizard is generally arboreal, climbing the ..."

3. Australia and New Zealand by William Dickson Boyce (1922)
"The rn splotches, absorbs on its sticky •Australia, known as goanna" of the game birds " *|ot''oo>r'oa'Jof"rs ..."

4. Strengthening U.S.-Russian Cooperation on Nuclear Nonproliferation ...by Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk by Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk (2005)
"For instance, in 1986 in goanna, Brazil (during the loss of an unaccounted medical radiological source), response measures, such as defining evacuation ..."

5. The Folk-speech of South Cheshire by Thomas Darlington (1887)
"This might equally well be expressed as under (1) "The money wades awee wi' buyin* bones an' goanna. ..."

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