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lacerta


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacerta  \La*cer"ta\,  n.  [L.  lacertus  the  arm.] 
  A  fathom.  [Obs.]  --Domesday  Book. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lacerta  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Lacerta 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Lacertidae  [syn:  {Lacerta},  {genus  Lacerta}] 




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