Meaning of alligator lizard in English:

alligator lizard


  • A heavily built slow-moving lizard native to North America and Mexico.

    Genus Gerrhonotus, family Anguidae: several species

    ‘I caught an alligator lizard in a Target store because the employees were afraid of it.’
    • ‘Miguel has wrangled the foot-long, thrashing alligator lizard, his hand protected by a wadded T-shirt.’
    • ‘In Paradise Valley we found such a place where we could exchange the unctuous reptiles of Hollywood for far less pretentious alligator lizards and gopher snakes.’