Definition of Monitor lizard

1. Noun. Any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles.




Definition of Monitor lizard

1. Noun. Any of various large lizards of the genus ''Varanus'', native to Africa, Asia and Australia, that are carnivorous. ¹

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Literary usage of Monitor lizard

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1. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"monitor lizard (spec. ... surau dalong, "the monitor lizard cries, the chameleon cries," Pang. Sai. ... U. monitor lizard : giak, Bes. Malac. ..."

2. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"Sandy in colour with darker speckling, it blends in superbly in the desert environment. It lives in Toad-head Agama. monitor lizard. ..."

3. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"... the Nile crocodile, Ngandu, the Indian crocodile (another way of calling a man a witch), Bambi, the monitor lizard, and the Nguvu or ..."

4. A Companion to the London Museum and Pantherion: Containing a Brief by William Bullock (1813)
"The monitor lizard. (L. Monitor.) The monitor lizard is one of the most beautiful of the whole tribe, and is also one of the largest, sometimes measuring ..."

5. A Naturalist on Lake Victoria: With an Account of Sleeping Sickness and the by Geoffrey Douglas Hale Carpenter (1920)
"THE monitor lizard. By far the most notable reptile on the islands is the enormous monitor lizard (Varanus niloticus), called by the natives ..."

6. At the Back of the Black Man's Mind: Or, Notes on the Kingly Office in West by Richard Edward Dennett (1906)
"... (monitor lizard). They say that this lizard came along a road carrying a long basket or matet of salt. He noticed the little cricket ..."

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