1. [syn: common iguana, iguana, Iguana iguana]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Iguana \I*gua"na\, n. [Sp. iguana, from the native name in
Haiti. Cf. Guana.] (Zool.)
Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American
lizards of the family Iguanid[ae]. They are arboreal in
their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon
Note: The common iguana (Iguana tuberculata) of the West
Indies and South America is sometimes five feet long.
Its flesh is highly prized as food. The horned iguana
(Iguana cornuta) has a conical horn between the eyes.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a
spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central
America and South America [syn: common iguana, iguana,