One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or resembling a snake.
- ‘Resembling a snake, the anguine lizard has four vestigal limbs evident.’
- ‘The most parsimonious trees suggest that the history of anguine lizards in western Eurasia and Morocco is older than anguine history in North America.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin anguinus, from anguis ‘snake’.
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