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iguana

IGU`ANA, n. A species of lizard, of the genus Lacerta.




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IGU`ANA, n. A species of lizard, of the genus Lacerta.


IG-UA'NA, n.

  1. A genus of saurian reptiles.
  2. The Iguana tuberculata, the common Iguana of South America, whose flesh is eaten and esteemed delicious.

I*gua"na
  1. Any species of the genus Iguana, a genus of large American lizards of the family Iguanidæ. They are arboreal in their habits, usually green in color, and feed chiefly upon fruits.

    * The common iguana (Iguana iguana, formerly Iguana tuberculata, and also called by other synonyms@) of the West Indies and South America is sometimes five feet long. Its flesh is highly prized as food. The horned iguana (Iguana cornuta) has a conical horn between the eyes.

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Iguana

IGU'ANA, noun A species of lizard, of the genus Lacerta.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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HO'PING, ppr. Having hope; indulging desire of good with the expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable.

1. Confiding in.

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