Definition of anolis in English:

anolis

noun

Zoology
  • Originally: an anole (lizard). Later also (in form "Anolis"): a genus of lizards that comprises the anoles (family Polychrotidae or Iguanidae).

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From French anolis, reinterpretation of the plural form anolis as a Latinate singular. In later use after scientific Latin Anolis, genus name (1802; earlier in post-classical Latin as anolis, apparently ablative plural; from French).

Pronunciation

anolis

/əˈnəʊlɪs/