HyperDic: varan

English > 1 sense of the word varan:
NOUNanimalvaran, monitor, monitor lizardany of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia
English > varan: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningAny of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles.
Synonymsmonitor, monitor lizard
Member ofVaranus, genus Varanustype and sole extant genus of the Varanidae
NarrowerAfrican monitor, Varanus niloticusDestroys crocodile eggs
Komodo dragon, Komodo lizard, dragon lizard, giant lizard, Varanus komodoensisThe largest lizard in the world (10 feet)
Broaderlizardrelatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
Spanishvaran, varano

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