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A large brown and yellow monitor lizard which lives in arid regions of Australia.
- ‘One of us once came upon the track of a large monitor known as a perentie (V. giganteus) that had intercepted his own.’
- ‘Goannas range in size from the 18 cm short tailed midget to the inland giant, the perentie that can reach up to 2.4 m long.’
- ‘The perentie is the name that was given to what is Australia's largest lizard.’
Early 20th century: probably from Diyari pirindi.
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