Definition of horned lizard in English:

horned lizard


  • another term for horned toad (sense 1)
    • ‘For example, the zebra-tailed lizard typically runs about twice as fast as the horned lizard, despite both species being of similar size.’
    • ‘The true horned lizard is a reptile not an amphibian.’
    • ‘By studying the horned lizards, scientists hope to better understand the complexity of the lizards' habitat, halt their steady decline, and find ways for man and reptile to coexist peacefully.’
    • ‘Sea turtles, grizzly bears, piping plovers, flat-tailed horned lizards, manatees and pygmy owls are among the wildlife whose survival has already become more tentative on Norton's watch.’
    • ‘In coastal regions of California, the ant is contributing to a sharp decline in the population of coastal horned lizards.’