One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lizard that lacks legs and resembles a snake or worm.
a North American lizard of California and Baja California (genus Anniella and family Anniellidae).
an Australian lizard of a group that includes the scalyfoots (several genera in the family Pygopodidae).
- ‘If you've never seen a legless lizard you might want to compare it to a snake.’
- ‘There were also some reptiles including a legless lizard and a very pretty bynoe's gecko.’
- ‘What's the difference between a legless lizard and a snake?’
- ‘In the wild legless lizards feed on a variety of small mammals, bird eggs and invertebrates such as insects and earthworms.’
- ‘Similarly, legless lizards have evolved many times.’
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