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Meaning of LACERTA

Pronunciation:  lu'surtu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  type genus of the Lacertidae
 

LACERTA is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: genus Lacerta
 
 See Also: family Lacertidae, green lizard, Lacerta agilis, Lacerta viridis, Lacertidae, reptile genus, sand lizard

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \La*cer"ta\, n. [L. lacertus the arm.]
    A fathom. [Obs.] --Domesday Book.
    
    
  2. \La*cer"ta\, n. [L. a lizard. See {Lizard}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of lizards. See {Lizard}.
    
    Note: Formerly it included nearly all the known lizards. It
          is now restricted to certain diurnal Old World species,
          like the green lizard ({Lacerta viridis}) and the sand
          lizard ({L. agilis}), of Europe.
    
    2. (Astron.) The Lizard, a northern constellation.
    
    
 

 

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