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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gecko  \Geck"o\  (g[e^]k"[-o]),  n.;  pl  {Geckoes}  (-[=o]z).  [Cf. 
  F.  &  G.  gecko;  --  so  called  from  the  sound  which  the  animal 
  utters.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  lizard  of  the  family  {Geckonid[ae]}.  The  geckoes  are 
  small  carnivorous,  mostly  nocturnal  animals  with  large  eyes 
  and  vertical,  elliptical  pupils.  Their  toes  are  generally 
  expanded,  and  furnished  with  adhesive  disks,  by  which  they 
  can  run  over  walls  and  ceilings.  They  are  numerous  in  warm 
  countries,  and  a  few  species  are  found  in  Europe  and  the 
  United  States.  See  {Wall  gecko},  {Fanfoot}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gecko 
  n  :  any  of  various  small  chiefly  tropical  and  usually  nocturnal 
  insectivorous  terrestrial  lizards  typically  with 
  immovable  eyelids;  completely  harmless 




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