Definition of green lizard in US English:

green lizard


  • A lizard that is typically green with (especially in the male) a blue throat, native to Europe and southwestern Asia.

    Lacerta viridis, family Lacertidae

    • ‘He was apparently quite confident that the lizards he saw in Devon were exactly the same as the green lizards of Guernsey.’
    • ‘On the basis of the known distribution of green lizards and types of habitat in the case of the finds to date, the possible contact areas between the two taxa are considered.’