Definition of mastigure in US English:

mastigure

noun

  • A lizard of the Old World genus Uromastyx (family Agamidae), with a thick, spiny tail; especially U. acanthinura of North Africa.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John G. Wood (1827–1889), natural historian and microscopist. From scientific Latin Mastigura from ancient Greek μαστιγ-, μάστιξ whip + οὐρά tail.

Pronunciation

mastigure

/ˈmastɪɡjʊə/