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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman lusard, from Old French lesard (feminine laisarde, French: lézard), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lacertus.

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lizard

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  1. Any reptiles of the order Squamata, usually having four legs, external ear openings, movable eyelids and a long slender body and tail.
  2. Lizard skin, the skin of these reptiles.
    • 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “Proof”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
      Silver bells jingling from your black lizard boots, my baby / Silver foil to trim your wedding gown
  3. (colloquial) An unctuous person.
  4. (colloquial) A coward.

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