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Cape Dwarf Chameleon

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Etymology

From Middle English camelion, from Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[cameleon#Template:Fro|cameleon]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, from [[chamaeleon#|chamaeleon]], from Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων, from {{ Template:Grc/script |χαμαί|face=term|lang=grc}} (on the earth, on the ground) + {{ Template:Grc/script |λέων|face=term|lang=grc}} (lion). Spelling relatinized early 18c.

Pronunciation

Noun

Chameleon (plural [[Chameleons#|Chameleons]])
  1. A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae, and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
  2. A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.
  3. (Articles
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) A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.

Translations

Holonyms

  • (Individual Chamaeleonidae) Starship

Adjective

Template:En-adj

  1. Describing something that changes color.
    The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.

References

  1. Template:R:Merriam Webster Online
  2. Template:R:Dictionary.com
  3. Template:R:MacMillan

Czech

Noun

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