Definition of legless lizard in English:

legless lizard


  • 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.’