Meaning of anguine lizard in English:

anguine lizard


  • 1A South African legless lizard, Chamaesaura anguina (family Cordylidae), having reduced monodactylous limbs (now rare).

  • 2Any of various legless lizards of the subfamily Anguinae, which includes slow worms and glass lizards.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer.